HKSAR V YEUNG SHEK YUNG

HCCC478/2011

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO. 478 OF 2011

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HKSAR
v
Yeung Shek-yung
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Before: The Honourable Mrs Justice V Bokhary

Date: 28 February 2012 at 10.23 am

Present: Mr Edward Brook, SPP of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Mr Fu Chong-sang, instructed by Messrs Jal N Karbhari & Co (assigned by DLA), for the Accused

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

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Transcript of the Audio Recording
of the Sentence in the above Case

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COURT: Yeung Shek-yung, you stand convicted on your own plea of guilty on one charge of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

The drugs involved are 12.03 grammes of a crystalline solid containing 11.70 grammes of methamphetamine hydrochloride, 37.60 grammesof a mixture containing 14.23 grammes of heroin hydrochloride, 9.45 grammes of cannabis in herbal form, and 200 tablets containing0.87 grammes of nimetazepam.

I have considered everything urged on your behalf. As to the appropriate approach to sentencing on a count of trafficking differenttypes of drugs, I follow the approach indicated by the Court of Appeal in the case of Wong Kin Kau decided on 4 May 2010. In following that approach, I will do so having considered everything urged on your behalf, including thefact that it is accepted by the prosecution that an insignificant amount of the heroin seized was for your own consumption.

All things considered, I adopt a starting point of 7½ years’ imprisonment. Having considered everything urged on your behalf, includingyour plea of guilty, I shall reduce that starting point by one-third, resulting in a sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment.

You will therefore go to prison for 5 years.