Suspected drug smuggler was on pre-trial release

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A man who attempted to smuggle 27 grams of ice into the island through the postal service has a history of run ins with the law for drugs.

Guam – Eli Charfauros Quintanilla, was arrested last week, after a hotel employee at Garden Villa Hotel contacted authorities about a package which was addressed to Quintanilla which may have contained drugs. According to court documents Quintanilla had instructed the hotel staff to contact him when his packaged arrived. After receiving the package, the staff noticed that a portion of the package was torn, allowing employees to see that the contents were wrapped in duct tape. Their suspicions were correct as GPD confirmed that the package contained 27 grams of ice.

The court complaint states that Quintanilla was found checked in to another hotel nearby with what appeared to be a suspected drug ledger.

The suspected smuggler, however is no stranger to the law as court documents indicate that he was on Pre-trial release and a bench warrant was issued in another case involving possession of a scheduled two controlled substance as a third-degree felony.

In this case Quintanilla, has been charged with Importation of a scheduled two controlled substance, conspiracy to import a scheduled two substance, conspiracy to possess a scheduled two controlled substance with intent to deliver, attempted possession of a scheduled two controlled substance with intent to deliver and commission off a felony while on pre-trial release.

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.