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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Deerfield Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Importation Of Ecstasy

          CONCORD - Ahmad Khawaja, 22, of Deerfield, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for importation of a controlled substance, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, on or about May 29, 2018, Khawaja, using the internet, purchased approximately two pounds of MDMA (“Ecstasy”) from a supplier located in France.  Postal Inspectors intercepted the packages and confirmed they contained the drug MDMA.  Khawaja was arrested in Concord on June 1, 2018, when he picked up the packages from a person who had agreed to receive them for him.

          Khawaja previously pleaded guilty on May 2, 2019.

          “International trafficking activities bring dangerous drugs into New Hampshire,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Those who use the internet or the mails to distribute illegal drugs should be aware that federal law enforcement will closely scrutinize their activities. We continue to work with our law enforcement partners each day to protect the citizens of the Granite State from criminals who import dangerous drugs.”

          This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John S. Davis.           

 

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20-001
Updated January 2, 2020