Feds seize four parcels in the mail

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U.S. District Court (PNC News file photo)

Federal authorities have been busy as four cases filed in the District Court of Guam all involve mail parcels being intercepted.

Each case has been filed in federal court under seal indicating that investigations may be ongoing. At this time, what the packages contained has not been disclosed but what is known is where they were headed.

The first parcel is identified as a First Class Letter bearing the address of Pedro Meno in Inarajan. The second parcel is a US priority package headed to a Michelle Asai in Tumon. The third package is an express mailed parcel with the intended recipient identified as Arman Olalai. This package was to be sent to a postal box unit at the Barrigada Post Office. The last package intercepted by authorities was headed to a Dededo home with the recipient identified as Jesse Babauta.

Federal authorities have previously stated in court documents that the intended recipients named on packages such as these are often aliases and while the sender’s addresses have not been disclosed, packages intercepted are often from identified “sender states.”

Guam Customs and Quarantine has also gone on record to state that the postal system is the primary avenue used to smuggle drugs into the island.

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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.