A pair of brothers from Union City were sentenced to prison last week for trafficking large quantities of ecstasy, according to the Department of Justice.
Masod Rahimi, 26, was sentenced Feb. 21 by a U.S. District Court Judge to nine years in prison for conspiring to distribute ecstasy. His brother, Mansore Rahimi, 24, received a sentence of two years and 11 months.
According to a Department of Justice press release, the Rahimi brothers were identified in April 2010 as distributors of MDMA, a popular club drug known as ecstasy.
The brothers operated out of the Bay Area and distributed the drug throughout the state and in parts of Nevada and Georgia. The drugs were imported from Canada.
The brothers also used proceeds from their ecstasy trafficking to buy cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexican drug cartels. They then transported the cocaine and meth to Canada where it was sold at a premium, according to the Department of Justice.
The Rahimis’ arrest and their sentencing were the result of an investigation conducted by the DEA, the Fremont Police Department and the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force.