||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 45 (May)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Latham LJ, Nelson J and Sir Richard Curtis
||William Panton (instructed Amer Sargent & Co) for the first offender.
||John Coffey QC (instructed by Attridges) for the second offender.
||Zoe Johnson (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
||4 May 2006
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Seriousness of offence - Conspiracy to import Class A drugs - Six consignments of drugs over 11-month period - Offenders involved in arranging and organising importations - Whether sentence unduly lenient.
Those who were involved in importation to a significant degree, as the offenders in the instant case had been, and as organising spirits, had to expect sentences in excess of 20 years' imprisonment. It followed that, in the instant case, where the offenders were convicted of conspiring to import over 14kg of cocaine and had recruited couriers to import the drugs, the sentences of 16years were unduly lenient, and would be quashed. Sentences of 20years imprisonment would be substituted.
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