Suspicious package found at DRT

Department of Revenue and Taxation (PNC file photo)

Guam – A suspicious package was found at the Department of Revenue and Taxation after business hours Thursday, prompting authorities to evacuate the Barrigada office.

The Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense was alerted about the suspicious package around 6 p.m. Authorities have yet to disclose the exact location where the package was found.

As of 6:30 p.m. the Guam Fire Department and Guam Police Department were on scene.
GHS requested a K-9 unit from the Guam International Airport Authority.
While the nature of the suspicious package has not been disclosed, GHS said, “All precautions are being taken to ensure the safety and security of all responders involved and the surrounding public. “
GHS/OCD reminds the community that, “if you see something say something.”
The community are advised to report any suspicious activity, social media posts or messages relating to current events, to local law enforcement and the MRFC online at, or call 671-475-0400 / email
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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.