A drug package that was destined to be delivered to a location in Halton was intercepted.
According to Halton Police, in the fall of 2016 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted three packages from India and Malaysia.
One was headed to a multinational package delivery company in Georgetown, Ontario, and the other two for a mailbox store in Port Perry, Ontario.
Altogether, the three packages contained a total of 990 grams of concealed heroin.
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On Nov. 7, 2016, Innocent Annih, (49) of Toronto, went to the location in Georgetown, and attempted to retrieve the package.
Annih was arrested by Halton Police.
The Halton Regional Police Service’s Drug and Morality Unit conducted a further investigation into each of the three heroin shipments.
As a result, further evidence against Annih was obtained.
On Sept. 28, 2018, following a two-week trial, Superior Court Judge Conlan convicted the accused of conspiracy to import heroin, and two counts of attempted possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking.
On Nov. 23, 2018, Judge Conlan sentenced the accused to ten and a half years in jail.
“The Halton Regional Police Service applauds this sentence, the length of which reflects directly on the seriousness of these opioid-related crimes,” Inspector Kevin Maher, Regional Investigative Services, said in a recent media release.
“The removal of a heroin importer from our streets is a real and tangible success in our ongoing deployment of upstream efforts to ensure that the safety and well-being of the residents of Halton remains intact.”