Criminal law

R v Vital (CO 63/19 ) [2020] SCSC 183 (10 March 2020);

TWOMEY CJ

[1]       The convict, Brian Christopher Vital has pleaded guilty to the charge of being in possession of heroin of a total net weight of 14.25 grams with a purity of 61% amounting to 8.69 grams of heroin giving rise to a rebuttable presumption of having been in possession of the same with intent to traffic contrary to section 9 (1) read with section 19 (1) of The Misuse of Drugs Act 2016 and punishable under section 7 (1) specified in the Second Schedule to the said Act (hereinafter MODA).

R v Hertel (CO71/2018) [2020] SCSC 94 (10 February 2020);

GOVINDEN J

[1]            The convict Dave David Hertel has been convicted on his own guilty plea, of one Count of possession of 5.89 grams of heroin (diamorphine) with purity of 3.53 grams with intent to traffic contrary to Section 91 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 2016, read with Section 19(1)(c) of the said Act and punishable under Section 71 read with the second Schedule of the said Act.

R v Labiche (CO56/2019) [2020] SCSC 89 (08 February 2020);

BURHAN J

[1]            The aforementioned convict in this case has been convicted on his own plea of guilt on Count 1 which reads as follows:

Importation of a controlled drug, contrary to and punishable under section 5 read with the second schedule of the Misuse of Drugs Act 2016.

[2]            The controlled drug referred to in Count 1 is a Class A controlled drug namely Cocaine having a net weight of 167.80 grams with a purity content of 24.65 grams.

The Republic vs Caroline Ninnete Barreau (CO 07/2019) [2020] SCSC 79 (06 February 2020);

GOVINDEN J

[1]       Ms. Caroline Ninette Barreau has been convicted of the offense of manslaughter contrary to Section 192 of the Penal Code (CAP 158), after she pleaded guilty to the said charge.  The offense is a serious offense as it carries with it upon conviction a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

 

R v Marie & ors (CO14/2018) [2020] SCSC 67 (31 January 2020);

BURHAN J

[1]       The aforementioned 1st 2nd and 3rd convicts in this case have been convicted on Count 1 which reads as follows:

Conspiracy to commit the offence of Importation of a controlled drug, contrary to Section 16 read with Section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 2016 and punishable under the Second Schedule of the said Act.

[2]       The 1st convict Linda Marie has also been convicted on Count 2 for the following offence:

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