IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: 25/2013
Counsel: Mr Thachett, for the Republic
Mr Camille for the
Delivered: 20 January 2017
This is the sentence of the Court. I have heard counsel in mitigation. The Convict is 41 years old. He is a Handyman. He is in employment. He is a first time offender, he has three dependent children two are 15 and one is 12 years old.
He has pleaded guilty as counsel has submitted and saved the Court’s time and expenses of a trial. The amount of drugs in question is also on the low side being 53.2 grams of Cannabis herbal material which is a Class B drug.
Having taken all these things into account I find that there is no aggravating factors in his case. The money that was seized was only SR 5195 which is of very little commercial value. I will not therefore impose a custodial sentence.
I impose a fine of SR10,000. I give the Convict 3 months to pay the fine, in default he shall be committed to prison for 1 year.
I also order the forfeiture of the SR5195 that was seized.
30 days to appeal against the sentence.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 20 January 2017
Judge of the Supreme Court