HKSAR v. WONG CHI HUNG

HCCC48/2009

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 48 OF 2009

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HKSAR
v.
Wong Chi-Hung

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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 26 March 2009 at 9.57 am

Present:

Mr Harish Melwaney, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Wu Kam-fun Roderick, 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.

The quantity involved is 115.80 grammes of a crystalline solid containing 112.76 grammes of methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonlyknown as “ice”. In my view, the appropriate starting point for that quantity of “ice” is about 12 years’ imprisonment.

You are 38 years old and, although you have been in trouble before, that was some time ago. Having taken into account everythingthat has been urged on your behalf by your counsel and after I have read your letter, I shall give you full credit for your pleaof guilty. In all the circumstances, I sentence you to 8 years’ imprisonment.