Afaisen release delayed by another month


A man arrested in the largest cocaine bust in GPD history will not be getting out of jail as he anticipated.

Jimmy Afaisen will spend another month behind bars for failing to abide by the terms of his supervised release.

The order for his continued confinement came from District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, who decided that the recommendation of two months by Magistrate Judge Michael Bordallo was not sufficient for the violations.

Afaisen’s attorney, Curtis Van de Veld, objected to the increase in time, indicating that no objections to Judge Bordallo’s recommendation were made within the 14-day period.

Much to Van de Veld’s dismay, the Chief Judge ruled that the court does not need to file an objection, further stating that because Afaisen’s violations were carried out over five months, a three-month prison sentence is more appropriate.

Based on this, Afaisen is now set to be released on December 19th, after which he will be placed on supervised release.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.