IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE
CRIMINAL CASE NO. 48 OF 2009
Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary
Date: 26 March 2009 at 9.57 am
Offence: Trafficking in a dangerous drug (販運危險藥物)
Transcript of the Audio Recording
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.