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Case of drugs allegedly being imported into Metro Vancouver moves toward trial

Allegations that two men were involved in importing drugs into the Lower Mainland, including opium and a form of fentanyl, are making their way toward trial
Two men accused of importing fentanyl into the Lower Mainland were in a pre-trial conference in Vancouver Provincial Court on Feb. 8.

The case of two men accused of allegedly importing drugs into Canada and possession for trafficking is winding its way through Vancouver Provincial Court.

Alone, Dario Antonio Baruca faces five counts of importing a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

Court documents show the alleged offences occurred in November 2017.

Documents said Baruca allegedly imported an analogue of fentanyl called cyclopropyl fentanyl. The offences are alleged to have occurred in Vancouver and Richmond.

Baruca allegedly also imported opium into Vancouver in October and December of 2017.

Together with Aiden Joseph O‘Brien, Baruca is charged with four offences.

Both men were due before the court on Feb. 8 for a pre-trial conference with appearances set of October.

All alleged offences are under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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