Suspected ‘ice’ supplier arrested in Garapan


Members of the CNMI Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested on Thursday a man allegedly engaged in selling methamphetamine or “ice” on Saipan.

Rui Wei Huang, 41, also known as JCC Brother and Brother No-No, was served with an arrest warrant for trafficking of controlled substance and illegal possession of controlled substance.

At a hearing on Friday, Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho imposed a $54,000 cash bail and set the preliminary hearing for June 15 at 9am.

Assistant public defender Cindy Nesbit was appointed as counsel for Huang. Assistant attorney general Shannon Foley appeared for the government.

DETF Officer Rudolph C. Sablan Jr. stated in his report that he, along with some DETF members met with their “cooperating source” last May 4 to prepare for a controlled purchase of “ice” from Huang.

Sablan said their “cooperating source” managed to buy $340 worth of “ice” from Huang inside a car in the parking lot of JCC Laundromat in Garapat that same day.

Sablan said the same “cooperating source” purchased $120 worth of “ice” from Huang during the second buy-walk operation at the same location last May 11.

A DETF officer tested presumptively positive for the presence of methamphetamine the 1.13 grams of substance involved in the first deal and the 0.9 grams in the second transaction.

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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