Jury selection continues in federal drug trial
by Mindy Aguon
GUAM - Jury selection continued for a third day in the district court as dozens of potential jurors filled the courtroom. Attorneys are trying to find an impartial jury to hear the case against Mateo Sardoma Junior, Rudy Sablan and Maria Edrosa. The three are accused of organizing a continuing criminal enterprise and smuggling in the drug ice from the Philippines, California and elsewhere and transported it to Guam where they distributed it and made profits off the sale.
The defendants allegedly traded the drugs for firearms, jewelry, and stolen items and laundered the money by making cash investments in the construction of and improvements of homes, by purchasing vehicles, household appliances, traveling off island and bringing the cash on their person during trips. Jury selection is expected to continue again on Friday.