Central Florida’s largest Ecstasy bust in recent years resulted in seizure of eight pounds of the drug according to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
Claude Amir and Yair Harrosch, both Canadian nationals, were arrested at the Cascade Apartments in Daytona Beach Shores, where he drug was being packed into capsules for consumption. Known by many street names Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) has been a popular illegal drug since the rave parties of the 1990’s. Priced at up to $30 a capsule, the drug induces euphoria and mild hallucinations.
Amar, 37, and Harrosch, 27, made their first appearances in federal court in Orlando on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Each faces a charge of possession with the intent to distribute MDMA. Both men were appointed public defenders.
According to a criminal complaint signed by a DEA task force agent, a confidential informant had been talking to Amar in recent weeks about the prospect of Amar selling him MDMA. On Monday, the informant and Amar met at a Daytona Beach restaurant, and Amar told the informant he bought four kilograms of pure MDMA for $100,000, and spent $3,000 to transport the drug from Canada. Amar told the informant he would sell the pure MDMA to him for $40,000 per kilogram. After lunch, the informant and Amar went to Amar’s home at the Cascade Apartments. That’s where the informant saw Harrosch weighing MDMA and packing the drug.
The informant bought $2,500.00 worth of MDMA from Amar. Amar told the informant the MDMA was enough to manufacture 500 pills. Soon after, Amar and Harrosch were arrested.
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