Canadian Man Faces U.S. Sentencing for Smuggling, Delivering Ecstasy to N.Y. Self-Storage Facility


Sentencing for a Canadian man convicted of smuggling and delivering drugs to a self-storage facility in New York was rescheduled for April 11.

Silvano Cicuto pled guilty in September to drug charges in a U.S. District Court. In 2009, Cicuto agreed to sell drugs to an undercover DEA agent. The drop off for the exchange was Manhattan Mini Storage. When the shipment arrived Oct. 29, 2009, DEA agents seized 150,000 ecstasy pills.

Cicuto, 72, was living in New Westminster, Vancouver, Canada, when the U.S. charges were filed. He’s been in a N.Y. jail for a year, but now has health issues. Friends, family and former employees filed reference letters with the court before the sentencing. His attorney has asked the court to allow Cicuto to return to Vancouver and serve his sentence under house arrest.


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