Guam- The U.S. Marshals Service and its local law enforcement partners have concluded Operation Deviant Guard.
At a press conference held at the District Court of Guam building Friday, Senior Inspector John Untalan said: “Of the 317 verifications that were conducted, 299 sex offender verifications were determined to be accurate.”
In addition, Untalan said “16 sex offender investigations were generated for follow up investigations for potential federal criminal prosecution. Those cases will be reviewed and forwarded to the United States Attorney’s Office.”
During the 5 day operation they conducted 317 compliance verifications of sex offenders and arrested 8 individuals for non related warrants. I sex offender was indicted for failing to register. The operation was conducted between March 26 through the 30th.
This was the second sex offender compliance verification operation.
Untalan adds they also located and destroyed a marijuana plantation in Yona, which was worth around $104 thousand dollars.
Although this phase of Operation Deviant Guard has concluded for now, Untalan said it is an ongoing operation and more verifications will be conducted in the future.