Two inmates arrested for packages thrown over fence

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The two packages contained glass pipes with one containing the drug ice, tobacco, cigarettes, hot pepper and Kool-aid packets.

Guam – Two packages intercepted by Department of Corrections Officers contained glass pipes one with meth inside, tobacco, cigarettes, hot pepper and Kool-aid packets.

Department of Corrections inmates Darall Stephen Acfalle and Justin Aaron Cruz were found in the restricted area attempting to hide from DOC Guards, according to authorities.

The is the same area where two packages filled with contraband were intercepted by a DOC Officer who heard a thud on the roof of Post 29.

According to Guam Police Department Spokesperson AJ Balajadia, the two packages had been thrown over the fence on Saturday afternoon.

The two packages contained glass pipes with one containing the drug ice, tobacco, cigarettes, hot pepper and Kool-aid packets.

PNC sources state that a pack of cigarettes and a can of snuff or tobacco can be sold within the prison for up to $40 each.

Acfalle and Cruz were transferred to Post 6 or the Maximum Security Unit, after their capture. The two inmates have been charged with promoting major prison contraband. Both were booked and re-confined.

“We are a 24/7,365, operation and remain vigilant in contraband interdiction all hours of the day and night. We are gathering more information and reviewing surveillance cameras as well,” stated DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar.

Earlier this year, DOC invested in surveillance cameras, dubbed the “eye in the sky” which allows for a 360-degree monitoring of the prison’s perimeter. In addition to this, DOC also purchased metal wand detectors which are being used during shakedowns and have uncovered items such as cell phones hidden within the prison’s walls.

Earlier this year the Department of Corrections launched Operation Green Vigilance in order to combat the smuggling of prison contraband into the facility.

In an interview with K57’s Patti Arroyo on Friday, Director Tony Lamorena shared that each arrest, although it may appear to be negative publicity for the prison, is seen as a positive sign and an indication that their interdiction efforts are working.

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.