OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino has called for hard
punishment for drug crimes in Ontario.
Speaking to The Packet & Times, he said that drug
trafickers profit from misery of other people and they should not be allowed to
do so. "We need to have stiff sentences, certain and meaningful sanctions. That
in itself will be a deterrent," Fantino said.
He also stated that
he did not agree with the notion that prison really does not help curb crimes
related to drugs. "Well, you know what? While some of these recidivist career
criminals are doing jail time, they're not committing more crime."