CNMI drug task force arrests 2 Chinese, seizes meth

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The CNMI Drug Enforcement Task Force has arrested two Chinese and seized a dozen grams of methamphetamine along with digital scales, packaging materials and drug paraphernalia.

During the early morning hours on Feb. 22, the CNMI Drug Enforcement Task Force (CNMI DETF) executed a search warrant at a residence in China-Town.

Upon searching the home CNMI DETF officers recovered 12.8 gross-grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, digital scales, and packaging materials. The drugs seized have a street value of about $8960.00.

Each suspect is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and trafficking of a controlled substance. Both suspects were arrested pursuant to an Arrest Warrant issued by Superior Court Judge Joseph N. Camacho. Their bail is set at $100,000 (U.S. dollars) each.

The task force consists of officers from the CNMI Department of Public Safety, CNMI Division of Customs Service, and the CNMI Department of Corrections

The investigation remains ongoing by the CNMI Drug Enforcement Task Force. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272 or visit www.nmicrimestoppers.net.

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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.