Regina v. A.H. [Calgary Provincial Court, June 2013]

This was the largest heroin importation seizure in the history of Alberta. The allegations were that A.H. had traveled from South Africa to Calgary with over 12 kilograms of heroin in two suitcases with false bottoms. He was arrested at the airport allegedly holding the suitcases. A.H. was a refugee and resided in Toronto with no ties to Calgary or Alberta. According to police the heroin had an estimated street value of 3 million dollars. The Crown was vehemently opposed to A.H.’s release on all three grounds (primary, secondary and tertiary). At the conclusion of a 2 day bail hearing Ms. Fagan secured the release of A.H. on bail conditions.