Regina v Richardson, Regina v Teixeira etc: CACD 4 Apr 1994

Richardson, was described as ‘an important member of the team’ with a ‘highly significant role in the whole enterprise’ of importing drugs to a street value of andpound;50 million, that is, 44 kgs of cocaine on one occasion and 144 kgs on another, plus 2 tons of cannabis.
Held: Levels of sentencing for most serious drugs cases were raised. The court set possible sentences of up to twenty five years for abnormally serious offences of drug trafficking.


Ind Summary 04-Apr-1994, Times 18-Mar-1994, [1994] 15 Cr App R (S) 876


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CitedRegina v Scamaronie CACD 1992
A senior Peruvian diplomat was involved in importing a large quantity of cocaine with the aid of diplomatic paraphernalia; he was using, amongst other things, a Peruvian diplomatic pouch. He was identified by the judge as a senior figure in the . .

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CitedAttorney General’s Reference Nos 5-8 of 2003 (Davies, Rowan, Abbey, Hassan) CACD 14-Nov-2003
The Attorney-General referred sentences for conspiracy to supply drugs. The offenders were part of a highly professional organisation, in close contact with each other and others in this country and abroad over a period of months, which culminated . .
CitedRegina v Kayar CACD 2-Mar-1998
A sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment imposed following trial was reduced to one of 16 years in respect of an offender who had organised the importation of a 10.3 kilo consignment of heroin. . .
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