Fresno Police Announce Largest Ecstasy Bust In City History

By Terrapinzflyer · Nov 12, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Fresno Police Announce Largest Ecstasy Bust In City History

    Fresno Police will hold a news conference on Thursday to announce the largest Ecstasy bust in department history.

    According to Police Chief Jerry Dyer, more than 100,000 ecstasy pills were seized along with other drugs, cash and a luxury automobile.

    More details on the drug bust will be released during the morning press conference, which will be held at 11 a.m. at City Hall.


    Will try and update this when more details available after the press conference.

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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Fresno police seize $3m in ecstasy pills

    Fresno police have seized about $3 million in ecstasy pills, more than $200,000 in cash and arrested two men on suspicion of distributing the illegal drug.

    It is the department's largest seizure of ecstasy, Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference today.

    The seizure began with the arrest of a street-level dealer in the Tower District and led to the discovery of the drugs in west-central Fresno, police said.

    The seized evidence includes 108,000 ecstasy pills worth $25 apiece, $207,000 in cash and a kilo of cocaine that police said has a street value of $50,000.

    Published online on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
    By Jim Guy / The Fresno Bee
  2. Raoul duke420
    Sad thing that the piggies got their hands on that.
  3. radiometer
    When I see these busts lately, I always wonder what were the actual contents of the pills. We never hear about this except via the DEA microgram journal, and it's rarely MDMA, almost always something nasty.
  4. Terrapinzflyer
    ^^^ you make a very good point.

    The turtle has seen numerous busts the last few months- and the pics always look the same- bright shiny pills out of canada. A rainbow of bags. And by and large, they seem to tend to be piperazines and the like. Seems like the busts of mdma tend to still be in powder form.

    @radiometer- just noticed your tag line about almost being a daddy- congrats :vibes:
  5. Terrapinzflyer
    Fresno Police make largest Ecstasy bust in city history

    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno Police say they've taken $2.7-million dollars worth of drugs off the streets and arrested some major ecstasy dealers. In custody are Harjeet Longia and Ranveer Gill. Both are 24 years old and from Fresno.

    Ranveer Gill is in the Fresno County Jail. His bail is $1.1-million dollars. His family visited him Thursday and says he's taking the blame for the drug dealings of his dead brother.

    108-thousand ecstasy pills ... one kilo of cocaine and $207-thousand dollars in cash ... police found it during a search of a West Central Fresno home. It's the largest ecstasy bust in the history of Fresno Police.

    Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said, "This is going to have a very significant impact in our community. It's not going to eliminate the sale of ecstasy but it will drive up the price of ecstasy in Fresno."

    Undercover officers bought five-thousand ecstasy pills Tuesday in the parking lot of a convenience store on Clinton and Weber. Police say Harjeet Longia made the sale ... he also works at the store. Investigators say the drug kingpin Ranveer Gill watched the transaction from a Jaguar nearby.

    "There's no question that Gil was supplying ecstasy to Longia. Although he did not want to be involved in the transaction he did want to be nearby to watch the transaction to make sure that it occurred the way that it should," said Chief Dyer.

    The suspects both of whom are of East Indian descent had been brought to the attention of police by a member of the Sikh community who expressed embarrassment by the criminal activity.

    Harry Gill is a community Liaison who works to bridge the gap between Sikhs and police. He is not related to Ranveer.

    Gill said, "Our population comes into the Central Valley in the early 1900's. All the older people they work hard to get where they are today but the newer generation they want to get rich overnight and."

    Ranveer's mother tells Action News her son is being wrongly accused for drug crimes committed by his twin brother Tanveer. Tanveer died in July and was found in the same Jaguar his brother was arrested in. The coroner found Tanveer died of an ecstasy overdose.

    Police believe the pills are from Canada. Some have Nike or scorpion logos on them. Investigators say it's common for cocaine to be exported to Canada and traded for ecstasy.

    Ranveer's mother also told me the $207-thousand dollars police recovered belongs to her husband. She says the family sold property in India hoping to open a business. Police found the money in the same room as the drugs.

    video news footage uploaded to the Video Archive
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