A man who was about to board an aircraft departing to Saipan at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Wednesday morning was placed under arrest after he was apparently caught with drugs.
Benito Sablan Aguon, 45, also known as Bossman Ben, is charged with attempted exportation of a schedule II controlled substance as a first-degree felony, attempted possession of a schedule II controlled substance on board an aircraft departing from Guam as a first-degree felony and possession of a schedule II controlled substance as a third-degree felony.
According to court documents, Guam Customs officers along with their K9 Drug Detector Dog Unit were alerted to a passenger who was on the jet way.
During a search of the suspect's bag, authorities found two clear vacuum sealed bags and six "Icy Hot" packages that contained 231 gross grams of crystalline substance, documents state.
The substance tested positive for amphetamines, documents state.
Second passenger with drugs
The night before Aguon's arrest, a Saipan man who was transiting through Guam from Texas was arrested and charged after 193 grams of meth was allegedly found in his carry-on bag.
The defendant, Alejandro Vincent Tebit, arrived on Guam on Tuesday evening on a flight from Houston, Texas, via Honolulu.
He faces multiple charges involving the importation of a Schedule II controlled substance.
A Guam Customs officer discovered four sealed Priority Mail flat-rate boxes inside. From each box, officers recovered sealed plastic bags containing a crystalline substance, court documents state.
The items tested positive for amphetamines.
Tebit told Customs that while in Texas, he was asked to carry the meth and that he would be paid $6,000 once he returned to Saipan, court documents state.