Spice smuggler arrested, scheme linked to man in jail

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Guam – A plot to smuggle synthetic Marijuana or Spice into the island was foiled by Customs and Quarantine last week.

The plan involved a FedEx shipment, social media, an unsuspecting individual who was duped by a so called friend and a man already behind bars for drug smuggling.

According to court documents, Tenia Rewi had made contact with her source on Facebook to smuggle 207 grams of Spice through the FedEx mail system.

Rewi allegedly had convinced her friend Edirrin Perdiguerra to allow her to receive the parcel under her name.

However, Perdiguerra claimed to have no knowledge of the contents of the parcel when she arrived at FedEx to claim the package. The package according to Customs contained 42 bags of spice inside a purse.

Court documents state that a controlled delivery was later setup with Custom officers posing as FedEx employees. At the time of the delivery Perdiguerra was accompanied by Rewi.

It wasn’t until the women were detained that authorities learned that Rewi was the intended recipient of the drugs and that she was to give the package to Bantasar Kosi.

Kosi is currently in jail awaiting trial for allegations of importation and sale of synthetic marijuana. Rewi told authorities that she was to hold onto the Spice until Kosi was released.

Rewi has been charged with Illegal possession pf a scheduled one controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.

She was booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.