R v Mougal (CO 25/2013) [2017] SCSC 28 (20 January 2017);

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: CO 25/2013

[2017] SCSC


THE REPUBLIC

versus


ROY MOUGAL
Accused

Heard:
Counsel: Mr Thachett, Assistant Principal State Counsel for the Republic
Mr Camille for the accused


Delivered: 20 January 2017

SENTENCE


Dodin J

[1] 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.
[2] 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.
[3] 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.
[4] 30 days to appeal against the sentence.

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 20 January 2017
 

G Dodin
Judge of the Supreme Court