The man who was caught on camera being arrested outside the Barrigada post office in a drug “sting” operation has changed his tune.
While he provided a sworn statement of his involvement in the drug smuggling case after his arrest, he is now saying he’s innocent.
Richard Gapasin Jr. pleaded not guilty in federal court this morning to charges of attempted possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
He is accused of attempting to smuggle three pounds of methamphetamine into the island through the postal system.
Federal law enforcement agents arrested Gapasin outside the Barrigada Post Office on Dec. 17. His arrest was captured on a number of different videos taken by witnesses outside the island’s main post office.
The package was addressed to Gapasin and according to court documents, he knew the package contained drugs but didn’t know the exact amount. Authorities say he also provided a sworn statement as to his involvement.
Trial is set for March 17.