What Must The Crown Attorney Prove To Establish That An Accused Imported Drugs Into Canada?

The Crown must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt for the accused to be found guilty:

  • Identity of the accused;
  • Date, time, and jurisdiction;
  • That the accused imported into Canada or exported from Canada a substance;
  • That the substance is included under Schedule I, II, III, IV, V, or VI of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
  • That the accused knew it was a controlled substance; and
  • The substance was not authorized under the regulations.


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