Woman arrested for allegedly smoking ‘ice’ again


The U.S. Marshal Service arrested again yesterday Alexandra Castro Macabalo for allegedly smoking methamphetamine or “ice” and violating other pre-trial conditions.

The U.S. Marshal Service served Macabalo with an arrest warrant issued on the same day yesterday by U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona.

Manglona issued the arrest warrant after the U.S. Probation Office notified the court about Macabalo’s alleged violations.

Macabalo was taken to court yesterday afternoon.

According to U.S. probation officer assistant Juanette David-Atalig, Macabalo tested positive for the use of “ice” during a random drug test last Dec. 3 at the defendant’s house on Saipan.

David-Atalig said Macabalo also failed to appear for a scheduled group counseling last Dec. 12 and also did not attend her mental health appointment with a doctor at the Commonwealth Health Center last Dec. 11.

The probation officer added that Macabalo failed to report to the U.S. Probation Office and failed to submit to location monitoring.

Macabalo is facing a charge in federal court for enticing her then-15-year-old cousin to engage in sex for cash with a government official in 2013.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Macabalo last April after a complaint was filed in court, charging her with enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution and other sexual activity.

The indictment was later subsequently filed.

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 ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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