Four in cocaine bust deny the allegations against them


Guam – Four individuals implicated in the largest cocaine seizure in GPD’s history have asserted their innocence.

A total of ten people were indicted by a grand jury on charges related to possession and distribution of a scheduled two controlled substance following the seizure of more than 35 pounds of cocaine in recent weeks.

Of those ten, four pleaded not guilty to the charges, they are the “King pin” Robert Afaisen, his neighbor John Tainatongo, Jonathan Manglona and Monica Quinata.

Afaisen told police that he allegedly found the 35 pounds of cocaine washed ashore on his beach front property, but instead of reporting it to authorities he began giving it to his acquaintances.

According to court documents, Afaisen was released on a $100,000.00 personal recognizance bond under the condition that he reside with his daughter and not contact any of the co-defendants.

An arraignment hearing is set for June 11th for the remaining co-defendants, Randall Fulcher, Jimmy Afaisen, Nicohlas Frederick, Carl Aguon, Danby Rojas and Geroge Flores.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.