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Court name
Supreme Court
Case number
CO 93 of 2015
Counsel for plantiff
A. Faure

R v D'unienville (CO 93 of 2015) [2016] SCSC 626 (01 September 2016);

Media neutral citation
[2016] SCSC 626
Counsel for defendant
A. Amesbury
Dodin, J


Criminal Side: CO 93/2015


       [2016] SCSC 626

















Counsel:                      Ms Faure,  for the Republic


                                    Mrs Amesbury for the accused




Delivered:                   1 September 2016





Dodin J


[1]               The Convict in this case is 51 years old. She is not in good health. She is a first offender has pleaded guilty and not wasted the Court’s time.

[2]               As learned counsel has stated in mitigation the amount of drug are very minimal weighing 2.3grams of heroin diamorphine 7.47grams of Cannabis resin and 0.7grams of Cannabis herbal material.

[3]               The Convict has pleaded guilty and not wasted the Court’s time. She is in employment earning a salary Rs7000 a month. Under the new drug regime all these offences would not carry a prison sentence. So I would impose the following fine on the Convict:


Count 1 – Trafficking in 2.3grams of heroin diamorphine which is by presumption I impose a fine of Rs7000.


Count 2 – Possession of 0.7grams of Cannabis herbal material I impose of Rs1000.


Count 3 – Possession of 7.74grams of Cannabis resin a fine of Rs2000.


[4]               Cumulative Rs10,000 to be paid within 6 months of today. You can appeal against the sentences within 30 working days.



Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 1 September 2016





G Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court