Al Victor Pascual Inocencio, a Filipino drug dealer from North Vancouver, British Columbia, is facing five years in prison after being charged of numerous drug-related offences. He sold drugs to undercover cops 17 times before he was arrested.
Inocencio has plead guilty to the charges and will likely be removed from Canada after serving his prison sentence.
This is what happens if you don’t behave in Canada, you go to prison, then you get deported.
FILIPINO DRUG DEALER BUSTED AFTER SELLING DRUGS TO COPS
Inocencio moved to Canada from the Philippines in 2005. He had difficulty in adjusting to his new home, working odd jobs until he started selling drugs.
Inocencio sold different drugs to undercover police from 2017 to 2018, for a total of 17 instances.
The transactions took place at shopping plaza parking lots in North Vancouver, with undercover police officers buying drugs in different quantities, including 284 grams of fentanyl, with a street value of CAD 20,000.00 (approximately PHP 768,036.42).
Inocencio was sentenced last November 22.
FILIPINO DRUG DEALER LIKELY TO BE DEPORTED
Prosecutors called Inocencio a mid-level trafficker, thanking police officers for their hard work in taking Inocencio and his drugs off the streets.
More than 4,700 people have died from drug overdoses in the province since 2016.
Because it was Inocencio’s first offence, the five year sentence was deemed appropriate by both prosecutors and his lawyer.
LAWYER FEARS FOR HIS CLIENT’S LIFE WHEN HE GETS DEPORTED
Inocencio’s lawyer is concerned about what would happen at the end of his sentence.
It is unclear whether Inocencio failed to apply for Canadian citizenship and remained a Permanent Resident, or was a dual citizen. In any case, his lawyer made a public statement, indicating that his client would be in grave danger when he is deported to the Philippines.
Inocencio’s lawyer cited reports of extra judicial killings of people suspected of engaging in the drug trade in the Philippines.
Permanent residents and dual citizens can be deported from Canada for a number of reasons, including criminal convictions like Inocencio’s.
Judge Joanne Challenger will issue her sentence in January.
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