IN THE COURT OF APPEAL
1995, No. 647
Coram: Hon Mortimer, J.A. and Mayo, J.A.
Date of hearing: 3 April 1996
Date of judgment: 3 April 1996
J U D G M E N T
Mayo, J.A. (giving the judgment of the Court):
1. The applicant seeks leave to appeal against his total sentence of four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for trafficking in dangerousdrugs and for possessing dangerous drugs.
2. From the admitted facts it would appear that the applicant was searched by a police officer and found to be in possession of dangerousdrugs which were the subject of the possession charge. He then took the officer back to premises where the dangerous drugs referredto in the second count were found. The quantity of dangerous involved was 181 grams of a mixture containing 33 grams of heroin.
3. This quantity brings the offence within the second tier of the category of cases in Lau Tak-ming. The sentence was neither manifestlyexcessive nor wrong in principle and the application is accordingly dismissed.
Mr F. Veltro for Crown Prosecutor
SIU Kam-wah – Applicant in person/present