Daaaaaamn. Asians behaving badly... collegiate drug ring edition! Last week at the University of California Santa Cruz, three sorority and three fraternity members were arrested for allegedly a running a drug ring and possession of over $100,000 worth of the club drug MDMA.
Six UC Santa Cruz students arrested in alleged drug ring, affiliated with Greek organizations
The suspects were identified as Mariah Dremel, Benny Liu, Cesar Casil, Nathan Tieu, Hoai Nguyen and Cecilia Le, all students at UC Santa Cruz, and all affiliated with the Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority or Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity. They were all arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Dremel, Liu, Casil and Tieu are also suspected of conspiracy, according to police.
Authorities served search warrants after officers learned that multiple packages containing MDMA tablets were being sent through the U.S. Postal Service over the past few weeks to three Santa Cruz addresses. On Friday, police seized more than 4.1 pounds, or 5,000 tablets of MDMA, with a street value of more than $100,000.
In a statement, the Santa Cruz Police Department said, “Over the past few weeks, the Santa Cruz Police Department became aware of several packages of MDMA tablets being shipped through the US Postal Service. The packages were shipped from overseas and were bound for three addresses in the city of Santa Cruz. The investigation revealed that the illegal drug MDMA known by its street names as Ecstasy, or Molly was being imported and shipped to a number of students at Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity and alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority members.”
Following the delivery of shipments at the three residences on Friday, local and federal law enforcement officials executed search warrants and a second large shipment of the MDMA was intercepted by Homeland Security.
Come on. Who sends ecstasy tablets through the friggin' mail?
The Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity identifies itself on its website as "the world's largest Asian interest fraternity" while the Alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority states on their website that they are "the largest Asian-American interest sorority in the United States." Yikes. I'm sure the folks at headquarters are pleased.
UC Santa Cruz MDMA Ring Busted; Sorority, Fraternity Members Jailed