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Santa Monica Police Arrest Trafficker with 40 lbs. of Ecstasy

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On Sunday evening, an interagency drug task force following an alleged trafficker made an arrest subsequently finding over a million dollars worth of ecstasy in his car. Police observed Ramandeep Singh Sandhu, a 25-year-old resident of Fremont, at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Broadway Avenue sitting in his car doing unknown things consistent with illegal activity. The LAX-ICE task force, a group comprised of federal and local policing agencies around ports of entry dedicated to the interdiction of drugs into the country, arrested Sandhu on the spot. "It was believed this subject was involved in the transport of ecaasy from Canada into the United States," Sgt. Robert Almada of the Santa Monica Police Department explained over the phone. "We know he made numerous trips to Canada." Police recovered around 40 pounds, some 51,000 tablets, of ecstasy.