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Importing of Drugs Charge

The “Importing of Drugs” Charge is a serious offense. If you or someone you know has been charged with Importing of Drugs, they can face lifetime imprisonment. There are various defenses that our criminal drug lawyers can utilize to defend your case.

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act - Section 6 - Importing and Exporting Drugs

Importing and Exporting/ Possession for the purpose of Exporting/ Punishment

6. (1) Except as authorized under the regulations, no person shall import into Canada or export from Canada a substance included in Schedule I, II, III, or IV, V or VI.
(2) Except as authorized under the regulations, no person shall possess a substance included in Schedule I, II, III, IV, V or VI for the purpose of exporting it from Canada.
(3) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2)

(a) if the subject matter of the offence is a substance included in Schedule I in an amount that is not more then one kilogram, or in Schedule II, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life, and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year if
(i) the offence is committed for the purpose of trafficking,
(ii) the person, while committing the offence, abused a position of trust or authority,
(iii) the person had access to an area that is restricted to authorized persons and used that access to commit the offence;

(a.1) if the subject matter of the offence is a substance included in Schedule I in an amount that is more than one kilogram, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of two years;

(b) where the subject-matter of the offence is a substance included in the Schedule III or VI,
(i) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or
(ii) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding eighteen months; and

(c) where the subject-matter of the offence is an substance included in Schedule IV or V,
(i) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or
(ii) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction, and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

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