What Does It Mean To Import Drugs?

Importing refers to the illegal transportation of controlled substances into Canada. It is one of the most serious categories of offences under Canadian criminal and regulatory laws.

Under section 6(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, it is a criminal offence to import or export into Canada a substance includes in Schedules I through VI.

Depending on the nature and type of contraband, different sentences apply under Section 6 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Furthermore, in certain circumstances, the court can consider such factors as whether an accused while committing the offence abused a position of trust or authority, or had access to an area restricted to authorized persons and used that access to commit the offence.


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