Guam – The trial involving the largest cocaine bust in the Guam Police Department’s history is set to commence in federal court in June.
Robert Afaisen and his cousin, Jimmy Afaisen, were indicted in the District Court of Guam in January. They were charged with possession of 5 grams, or more, of cocaine hydro-chloride with the intent to distribute.
Robert Afaisen, dubbed the “kingpin,” is alleged to be a cocaine supplier. Police said they discovered 35 lbs of cocaine in his Inarajan home.
Afaisen claimed he found the drug washed ashore on his beachfront property in May. Instead of turning the drug over to authorities, he allegedly began an underground business in his home, supplying cocaine to his acquaintances for further distribution.
While federal court documents provided little information on the case, a complaint filed in the Superior Court of Guam stated that the cocaine supply wound up in the hands of nine other individuals: Jonathan Manglona, George Flores, John Tainatongo, Monica Quinata, Carl Aguon, Nicholas Frederick, Danby Rojas, Jimmy Afaisen and Randall Fulcher Jr.
A pre-trial conference has been set for May 24, 2019.