A joint investigation conducted by the CNMI Drug Enforcement Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration led to the arrest over the weekend of a suspected trafficker of methamphetamine or “ice” on Saipan.
Guang Giu Wu, 37, was arrested for trafficking of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $100,000 cash; preliminary hearing is on Oct. 25 at 1:30pm.
Assistant public defender Michael Sato was appointed as counsel for Wu. Assistant attorney general Chester Hinds appeared for the government.
Task force member George Fleming David stated in his report that they met last Oct. 10 with a confidential defendant, who disclosed that he/she was able to purchase “ice” from Wu several times in the past.
That same night, David said they arranged a “controlled buy operation” against Wu using the confidential defendant.
David said during the operation, the confidential defendant went to the residence of Wu in Koblerville. Wu came out from his house and then handed a small amount of “ice” to the confidential defendant.
The confidential defendant told Wu that he was not buying $60, but $660.
Wu went back inside then approached the confidential defendant’s car and handed more “ice.”
David said a field test on the substance involved in the deal was presumptive positive for methamphetamine.