A man was caught attempting to smuggle 455 grams of methamphetamine into the island on a flight arriving from Japan.
Guam – On Sunday, Erik Vincent Morta Benevente was detained by Guam Customs and Quarantine officers after he arrived on Flight 197 from Japan.
During a secondary screening Customs officers discovered 455 grams of suspected ice concealed in the seat of his wheel chair.
According to court documents, Benevente admitted that the drugs were his.
In court, Monday, District Court Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan granted his temporary release, allowing him to attend a funeral scheduled for Tuesday, he was scheduled to self surrender to the Department of Corrections as of 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.