||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 99 (Dec)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
May LJ, Beatson J and Sir Charles Mantell
||Simon Batiste (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Mushtaq Khokhar (instructed by HM Customs and Excise) for the Crown.
||7 December 2004
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Direction to jury - Majority Direction - Conviction not unsafe.
A conviction for being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the prohibition on the importation of cocaine would not be regarded as unsafe where the evidence against the defendant was strong, and the criticisms of the judge's summing up and timing of majority direction were not such that the safety of the conviction was affected.
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