by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Christopher Benavente, Jr., Jesse Jr. Castro Borja, and Laura Jean Fejerang have been charged in the District Court with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Last week a U.S. Postal Inspector obtained a federal search warrant for an Express Mail parcel addressed to Chris Borjas. Authorities found more than five grams but less than 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine inside the package.
On Monday morning federal agents conducted surveillance and watched as Fejerang picked up the package from the post office. She later admitted to picking up the parcel for Benavente.
According to court documents, investigators approached the vehicle Fejerang arrived in and Benavente and Borja sped away and got into a traffic accident when they left the post office parking lot. They fled the scene of the accident and were followed to Dededo where their car bottomed out after Borja drove it into the jungle and both fled on foot. Benavente was apprehended and Borja later self surrendered.
Benavente admitted to ordering more than five grams of the drugs from an off-island source and told investigators that the ice was for personal use and for sales to others.
All three were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and are ordered to appear in the District Court for a preliminary hearing on April 12.