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This question is in the criminal law section, and I can only comment about the criminal law aspect of it, namely the maximum sentence for the offence in question (and not the immigration law related aspect)
Ecstasy (MDMA) is a Schedule 1 drug pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Schedule 1 drugs involve the most punitive sentences, compared with the other schedules.
Trafficking is an offence prohibited by s. 5 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Section 5(3) stipulates that the maximum punishment is life imprisonment, as you suspected.
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That is an immigration law question; I'm a criminal lawyer, and can only answer the criminal law aspect of it.