Two brothers arrested in connection with drug smuggling

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Guam – Two men were arrested after they were caught trying to smuggle marijuana into the island through UPS.

The package was sent from a person identified as Minho Kim in Los Angelos and was set to be delivered to “Sung Kong” in Tamuning. Law enforcement officers opened the package, inside was 702 grams of marijuana.

Several days later a man who identified himself as Sun Koo Chu contacted UPS inquiring about the packaged and requested that it be delivered to his work in Tumon. Authorities replaced the marijuana with sham product and an electronic trigger and GPS, then sent it on its way for delivery to Sun. Court documents state that an undercover officer posed as a UPS delivery person to deliver the package to SUN.

Sun was later detained at his residence while holding the open package. Police say that Sun indicated that he purchased the marijuana from an individual identified as “Kubu” for $3,600.

According to court documents at the residence a second person identified as Sun’s brother, Rick Ho Chu admitted to police that he had been growing marijuana at his residence as well as smoking “ice from time to time.”

Rick allegedly also told police that he had found a firearm and decided to keep it without registering or obtaining a firearms id.

Sun was charged with importation of a scheduled one controlled substance, conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver, and money laundering.

Rick was charged with manufacturing a schedule one controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a scheduled two controlled substance, and possession of an unregistered firearms among other charges.

Both were 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.