Drug case involving over 5 lbs of ice unsealed


George Bamba Jr. has pleaded guilty in the case. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 14, 2017.

Guam – A federal judge has unsealed a drug case detailing the drug operation carried out by George Bamba Jr. who was arrested last year for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine or the drug ice through the postal service.

Bamba has pleaded guilty conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Court papers say Bamba was caught last year October picking up a package in the mail that contained 100 grams of ice that later tested to be 80 percent pure. However, when federal agents interviewed Bamba, he admitted to smuggling ice into Guam since 2012.

A confidential source also tipped authorities that he had been purchasing large amounts of ice from Bamba and two of those purchases were detailed. Both occurred in February of 2013 in which the source’s girlfriend flew out to California with $75,000 in cash and in exchange, Bamba mailed out two separate packages to Guam, each containing 1,189 grams of ice that were of 98.6 and 99.5 percent purity.

Bamba could face 10 years to life imprisonment and a $10 million fine. A sentencing hearing has been set for Bamba on March 14, 2017 at 9:30 am.