Guam Drug Traffickers Indicted in Joint Federal and Local Investigation
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 03, 2014|
Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that a federal grand jury returned a multi-count indictment charging three individuals with conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, two counts of attempted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and giving notice of a search warrant.
Jayvin Wyll Ueda Remoket, 30; Frederick A. Obak, 47; and Amos Shioichi Ueda, 46, were arrested today by law enforcement agents. A conviction for conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment.
Initial appearances for defendants were held on April 3, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, (OCDETF) a focused multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
This OCDETF investigation involved federal agents and local law enforcement officers of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency (GCQA), with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); Guam Police Department (GPD); Guam Probation Division; and Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only allegations and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.