Remengesau steamed as Hillbroom avoids jail thru plea deal

Palau president slams lenient drug sentences as “totally unacceptable”

Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. has blasted the plea bargain accepted by the Palau Attorney General’s Office allowing DHL heir Larry ‘Imeong” Hillbroom to beat a jail term for drug charges.

“It’s totally unacceptable,” Remengesau told reporters.

The once-trumpeted zero drug-policy of the Remengesau government appeared to suffer several setbacks due to Hillbroom’s no jail time sentence.