Drug investigation leads to 10 arrests
Guam - A two-year drug trafficking investigation ended today with 10 people arrested in the CNMI - the most shocking part of the investigation the arrests included current and former law enforcement officers in the commonwealth.
Federal and local law enforcement officers some of whom KUAM learned flew to Saipan from Guam for this operation executed search warrants in the CNMI today and arrested the ten people for the offenses of: distribution of methamphetamine; conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine near schools or colleges; using or carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; and/or possession of a firearm by a felon.
According to a press release from the Guam / CNMI U.S. Attorney's Office the arrests came about after a two-year long Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces investigation which was in cooperation with a multitude of federal and local authorities and agencies such as the FBI, ATF, DEA and CNMI's public safety agencies. Although the names of the ten people who were arrested have not yet been released, KSPN2 News reports that some of the individuals arrested were former corrections officer Jesse Reyes Babauta, former police captain Delbert Reyes Sablan, current corrections officer Mariano Quitugua Falig, Jr., current juvenile probation officer Leonard Ordonez, Vicente Aldan Sablan, Robin Norita Sablan, and Ofelia Pua Sablan. Other names were still under seal.