Four are arrested for alleged ice trafficking and possession


CNMI Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested last week three men and a woman for alleged trafficking and possession of methamphetamine or “ice” on Saipan.

Hong Xia Shao Ayuyu, 45, and Fei Long Zheng, 25, were both arrested for trafficking of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Jia Wei Feng, 27, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, while Jian Feng, 36, was arrested for conspiracy to trafficking of a controlled substance.
All four are Chinese nationals. Except for Ayuyu, all are males.

At a hearing on Thursday, Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho imposed $100,000 cash bail on each defendant; preliminary hearing will be on Dec. 22 at 10am.

Assistant public defender Michael Sato was appointed as counsel for all defendants. Assistant attorney general Chester Hinds appeared for the government.

Task force officers said the “ice” seized and involved in the deals tested positive presumptive for methamphetamine.

In Ayuyu’s case, task force officer Rudolph C. Sablan Jr. said they received information that the defendant, also known as Mama, sells “ice” from her business establishment known as C.K. Dress Shop in Chalan Kanoa.

Sablan said that on Nov. 1, 2016, a cooperating defendant managed to buy “ice” worth $180 from Ayuyu in the back of the dress shop.

During the second operation last Nov. 10, the cooperating defendant purchased $660 worth of “ice” from Ayuyu.

Task force operatives arrested Ayuyu last Nov. 12, but she agreed to serve as a cooperating defendant in exchange for her release. The Superior Court granted Ayuyu’s release and sealed the matter.

In the government’s request last week, Hinds moved for the re-arrest of Ayuyu for allegedly not cooperating with law enforcers. Ayuyu was then re-arrested on Wednesday afternoon in Chalan Kanoa.

Zheng case was arrested in Garapan on Wednesday.

Task force officer Roque K. Camacho disclosed in his report that their cooperating defendant was able to buy $690 worth of “ice” from the defendant outside a house in Garapan last Dec. 10.

Camacho said Zheng served as delivery man from another “ice” source. Task force officers arrested Zheng in Garapan last Wednesday.

In Jia Wei Feng’s case, Hinds said task force agents arrested the defendant for illegal possession of a controlled substance last Sept. 13, but he agreed to serve as a confidential informant. Jia Feng was released without a cash bail, subject to certain conditions.

Hinds said Jia Feng, however, has not cooperated with law enforcers in ongoing investigations.

Hinds on Tuesday requested the court to unseal the case and revoke Jia Feng’s release. The court granted the motion.

In Jian Feng’s case, when officers arrested Jian Feng’s “ice” source last Oct. 28, they allegedly seized from him 10 grams of methamphetamine.

Task force officers arrested Jian Feng in Garapan on Wednesday night.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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