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Media Release

Release Date: November 28th, 2018 - 9:25am

Originator: Detective Paul St. Denis, Drug and Morality Unit, 905-825-4777 ext. 8717

Contact: Detective Paul St. Denis, Drug and Morality Unit, 905-825-4777 ext. 8717

Location: Halton Region


Heroin Importer Sentenced to Serve Ten and a Half Years in Jail

Following a lengthy trial and conviction, an accused has been sentenced to serve ten and a half years in jail for charges related to drug importation.

In the fall of 2016, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted three packages from India and Malaysia.  One was destined for a multinational package delivery company in Georgetown, Ontario, and the other two for a mailbox store in Port Perry, Ontario.  The three packages contained a total of 990 grams of concealed heroin.

On November 7, 2016, Innocent ANNIH (49) of Toronto attended the package delivery company in Georgetown, attempted to retrieve the package, and was arrested by the Halton Regional Police Service.

The Halton Regional Police Service’s Drug and Morality Unit conducted a further investigation into each of the three heroin shipments, which resulted in further evidence being obtained against ANNIH.

On September 28, 2018, following a two week trial, Superior Court Judge Conlan convicted ANNIH of Conspiracy to Import Heroin, and two counts of Attempted Possession of Heroin for the Purpose of Trafficking.

On November 23, 2018, Judge Conlan sentenced ANNIH 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,” said Inspector Kevin Maher, Regional Investigative Services. “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.”