Dubbed the kingpin in the largest cocaine bust in the Guam Police Department’s history, Robert Afaisen appeared before District Court Magistrate Judge Manibusan for a pre-trial conference and hearing on all motions before the court.
But instead of hearing the motions, Robert Afaisen entered under oath a guilty plea. In taking a deal with the government, Afaisen pled guilty to possession of more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride with the intent to distribute.
Dubbed the kingpin in a cocaine drug ring, Afaisen has taken responsibility for knowingly possessing the drug with the intent to deal the cocaine on Guam’s streets.
It was last year that Afaisen, and his cousin Jimmy Afaisen along with eight other individuals, were arrested in connection with the distribution of cocaine.
Afaisen told authorities that he found over 35 pounds of cocaine in a barrel which washed up on his Talofofo beach front property. But instead of handing it over to authorities Afaisen used the discovery as a means to make easy money.
Having taken a deal with the government, Afaisen now faces 10 years to life imprisonment. His acceptance of a plea deal means that the federal case is now closed.
The local case which involves Randal Fulcher, Danny Rojas, Nicohlas Frederick, George Flores, John Tainatongo, Monica Quinata, Carl Aguon and Jonathan Manglona is still pending resolution.
The local case against Robert and Jimmy Afaisen was dismissed upon the federal government indicting the two men last year.