Two men arrested in 2018 cocaine bust indicted in federal court

Robert Afaisen entered under oath a guilty plea. In taking a deal with the government, Afaisen pled guilty to possession of more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride with the intent to distribute.

Guam – Two men implicated in the largest cocaine bust in GPD history are now facing federal charges.

Robert Afaisen and his cousin, Jimmy Afaisen, were both indicted in the District Court of Guam last week. Initially, the case was sealed, but the case was made public yesterday.

Robert Afaisen was the man dubbed the kingpin and supplier in the largest cocaine bust in Department history. Police say they discovered 35 pounds of cocaine in his home–cocaine Afaisen claims he found washed ashore on his beachfront property last May. But instead of turning the discovery over to authorities, he allegedly began dealing it out of his home and supplying his acquaintances with drugs for further distribution.

While federal court documents provided little in the way of information, a Superior Court of Guam complaint stated that, in total, the cocaine from Afaisen wound up in the hands of nine other individuals identified as Jonathan Manglona, George Flores, John Tainatongo, Monica Quinata, Carl Aguon, Nicholas Frederick, Danby Rojas, Jimmy Afaisen and Randall Fulcher Jr.

In Federal court, Robert and Jimmy face charges of possession of five or more grams of cocaine hydrochloride with the intent to distribute and a notice of forfeiture.

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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.