Alessio brothers sentenced to eight years behind bars
Two Niagara Falls brothers charged in the region's largest ever cocaine bust have been sentenced to eight years behind bars.
Frank and Angelo Alessio were arrested in February of last year after police seized 110 kilos of cocaine stored in a Davidson Street, St. Catharines industrial unit.
The brothers pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in July.
With time served, each of the two will spend five years and nine months behind bars.
Nine other people, including so called drug kingpin Nick Nero, were arrested in connection with the investigation dubbed Project Ink by police.