Importing and Exporting Drugs (Sentencing Cases)

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Case Digests

Case Name Sentence Drug / Quant. Summary
R v ASL,
2017 ONSC 2055 (CanLII)
5 years 3.9 kg opium The offender was convicted at trial of importing opium. [per LeMay J]
R v Kaneza,
2016 ABCA 411 (CanLII)
11 years (importing)
7 years (trafficking)
2.92 kg Heroin The offender was stopped at the airport in Edmonton flying in from Europe. She was found with heroin with a street value between 870k and 1.7 million. She was 27 years old at the time of the offence and had three children.
R v Aujla,
2015 ONCA 350 (CanLII)
10 and 12 years 37 kg two accused imported cocaine in an ice-cream truck. Alleged they were "blind couriers".
R v Zeisig,
2014 ONSC 3529 (CanLII)
4.5 years 1.9 kg Offender was importing cocaine at Pearson airport.
R v Rodriguez,
2014 ONSC 2928 (CanLII)
6 years 1.5 kg imported heroin from Columbia. Offender was aged 69 years old and suffers from colon cancer.
R v Ifejika,
2013 ONCA 531 (CanLII)
7 years 500 g heroin convicted at trial
R v Von Holtum,
2013 BCCA 384 (CanLII)
12 years 50kg cocaine baggage handler at Vancouver Airport assisted in importing cocaine
R v Robinson,
2012 ONSC 1613 (CanLII)
8 years 3.532kg cocaine The offender was found guilty of importing cocaine. She was arrested at the Toronto Airport arriving from Jamaica carrying the cocaine.
R v Kandola,
2012 BCSC 1042 (CanLII)
14 years 208 kg of cocaine offender employed by CBSA - also convicted of importing guns
R v Palfrey,
2012 SKQB 487 (CanLII)
14 years
R v Knockwood,
2012 ONSC 2238 (CanLII)
6 years 997 g heroin
R v Payne,
2012 CanLII 41098 (NL SCTD)
5 years, 7 months 3 kg also importing 12k pills and marijuana. Total street value of $645,000.00.
R v Razmara,
2012 ONCA 13 (CanLII)
14 years importation of large amount of cocaine
R v Dixon and Westover,
2012 ONSC 4171 (CanLII)
5 years (import, Westover)
6 years (import, Dixon)
The two offenders conspired to import cocaine.
R v Chukwu,
2011 ONSC 2216 (CanLII), [2011] O.J. No. 3356
4 years (importation)
2 years (poss'n)
6 months (other CC)
1.4 kg cocaine
R v Jones,
2006 CanLII 28086 (ON CA)
40 months 849 gr cocaine The offender was caught arriving from Jamaica at Toronto Airport.
R v Hamilton and Mason,
2004 CanLII 5549 (ONCA)
20 months, 2 years less a day 349 gr Both offenders pleaded guilty to importing cocaine. They were both couriers who were caught at the Toronto airport returning from Jamaica. Hamilton had swallowed pellets of cocaine worth about $70,000. Mason swallowed 489 gr of cocaine. Hamilton was 26 years old with no record. She as a single mother. Mason was 31 year old single mother with no record.
R v Bajada,
2003 CanLII 15687 (ON CA)
6 years 1.5 kg cocaine
R v Syblis,
2001 CanLII 24127 (ON CA)
7 years (import cocaine)
4 years (import, hash)
2.13 kg cocaine and 1 kg hashish
R v Alleyne,
1998 CanLII 2116 (ON CA)
7 years 2.5 powder cocaine The offender was a drug courier. He had no prior record.
R v Madden,
1996 CanLII 10228 (ON CA)
3 years 770 gr cocaine The offender was caught at Toronto airport returning from Jamaica with cocaine in her belongings. She plead guilty. She was 23 years old with no record.
R v Cunningham,
1996 CanLII 1311 (ON CA)
5kg cocaine The offender was a courier who carried the cocaine in her suitcase and was caught at the Toronto airport coming back from a short trip to St. Lucia. The street value of the package was about $500,000. She as 21 years old with no prior record. She was motivated by personal gain and made about $4,000 for the package.