Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 24 (Sep)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Mantell LJ, Elias and Jack JJ

Representation Charles Burton (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 3 September 2003

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the prohibition on the importation of cocaine.

The Case

In the circumstances of the instant case, the defendant's sentence of 15 years' imprisonment for an offence of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the prohibition on the importation of cocaine was manifestly excessive and would be substituted by a sentence of 12 years' imprisonment.

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