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Closing arguments continue in major drug trafficking trial

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Closing arguments continued today in the federal government's case against Mateo Sardoma Junior, Rudy Sablan and Christina Edrosa.  The three are accused of running a major drug trafficking operation on Guam for several years.  Today Sardoma's attorney Curtis Van De Veld told jurors that the government failed to prove that his client organized or supervised any drug trafficking saying the witnesses "crapped all over the truth".

Van De Veld asked jurors to return a not guilty verdict.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Black, during his rebuttal, asked jurors to consider that Sardoma and Edrosa were spending considerable sums of money for purportedly being runners for an accountant.

Additionally he said the evidence shows that the defendants were involved in a secret conspiracy to import and distribute $2.5 million worth of crystal meth on Guam.

The jury is expected to begin deliberating on Friday.

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