HKSAR v. WAI SAI HO BENSON

HCCC63/2009

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 63 OF 2009

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HKSAR
v.
Wai Sai-ho Benson

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 3 April 2009 at 9.51 am

Present:

Mr Peter Power, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Charles Chan, instructed by the Legal Aid Department, for the Accused

Offence: Trafficking in a dangerous drug (販運危險藥物)

Transcript of the audio recording
of the Sentence in the above case

COURT: Accused, you stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug. It is to your credit that you stand so convictedon your own plea of guilty at the Magistrates Court.

The quantity involved is 255.56 grammes of a powder containing 171.04 grammes of ketamine. In my view, the appropriate starting pointfor that quantity of ketamine is, as suggested by your counsel, about 7½ years.

I have taken into account everything that has been urged on your behalf by your counsel, particularly your plea of guilty at an earlystage. I have also read the letter that you have written to the court.

In all the circumstances, I sentence you to 5 years’ imprisonment.