Very good point Tsath. When they bust and count weight, it is the total weight of binders filers and substances that might not even be actual MDMA. So if a pill weighs 0.250g and only 0.100g is MDMA the other 0.150g are lumped in the seized weight. So for the (assumed) guilty your getting charged for the extra weight, for law enforcement, your over embellishing. The monatery value is always over exaggerated and taken at the highest inflation and counted at single dose increment.
At that kind of size load, those people are paying cents per dollar for the product. With precursor technology, single kg's range down to $120-$150 USD, $80usd> on 50kg+, people with those connections buying precursors by the metric ton, would most likely get kg for less than a meal atca fast food restaurant. The average cost to produce 1kg of pure MDMA with good precursor, cost of chems for the rxn, excluding, glassware and other equipment is roughly $300-$600 USD ttops.
The other reality is that most pills are closer to 180-250mgs now.