by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Federal prosecutors intend to seek life in prison for at least two of ten defendants charged in an indictment that was unsealed in the District Court on Thursday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Black filed information against Anthony Aro Villanueva (aka, "Brando" or "Nunoy"), and Elizabeth F.L. Aguon.
The information gives notice of the feds' intention to seek an enhanced punishment of not less than the mandatory minimum term of life imprisonment, if they are convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride. Both Villanueva and Aguon have two prior felony drug convictions. The two are among ten defendants in a large drug trafficking and narcotics investigation that was known as Operation Fili-Islander, accused of conspiring to distribute large quantities of the drug Ice with Mateo Sardoma Jr., Rudy Sablan, and others.