Woman arrested for ‘ice’ possession

2 men arrested for assault

A woman was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine, while two men were arrested for separate assault incidents on Saipan over the weekend.

Marjolyn Naputi, 31, was arrested for illegal possession of controlled substance, while Kazuyuki Lizama, 33, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. Ryan Pua, 34, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, and disturbing the peace.

Naputi, Lizama, and Pua were brought before Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo for their initial appearance hearing yesterday.

Preliminary hearing in the three cases will be on Nov. 27 at 9am.

A $10,000 cash bail was imposed on Naputi. A $1,000 cash bail was imposed each for Lizama and Pua.

According to a Customs inspector, last Thursday afternoon a detector dog handler and a K9 dog conducted a routine inspection on a cargo destined for Tinian at the Star Marianas cargo area.

The K9 dog responded to an envelope addressed to a person that Naputi sent via cargo flight to Tinian.

Upon further inspection of the envelop, Customs officer noticed five small baggies containing substance believe to be methamphetamine that were wrapped in a paper.

The report did not indicate the quantity of the seized substance.

Naputi was arrested in Kagman last Thursday night.

In Lizama’s case, he allegedly beat up his male friend, who checked on his (Lizama) wife at their house as Typhoon Hagibis had passed through Saipan last Oct. 9. The victim suffered injuries.

Lizama was arrested in Susupe last Friday.

In Pua’s case, the defendant allegedly tried to swing a machete against another man at a residence in Chalan Laul Lau last Aug. 31.

When responding police officers arrived at the scene that afternoon, Pua was still allegedly holding two machetes and a bottle.

Pua was re-arrested in Chalan Lau Lau last Friday.

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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