Customs Chief Peredo back at work after alleged incident against subordinate

Customs and Quarantine Agency director Ignacio “Ike” Peredo (PNC file photo)

Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency director Ike Peredo is back at work after being placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an administrative investigation conducted by the Guam Police Department’s Legal Affairs & Internal Affairs sections.

According to Krystal Paco-San Agustin, the governor’s press secretary, Preredo’s investigation has been completed and based on the independent findings, Peredo was returned to duty today.

The investigation stems from an alleged incident between Peredo and a subordinate on July 9th, 2020 at the Guam International Airport.

Because a criminal complaint is still pending with the Attorney General, San Agustin said Director Peredo shall have no contact with the subordinate or those involved in the matter before the AG.

Additionally, the subordinate or any other similarly situated person is protected by Civil Service Commission rules against retaliation and the subordinate shall not be supervised by the Director of Customs.

Director Peredo has also been instructed to fully cooperate in this matter as the AG may require. He has been ordered to appear before the court a year from now.