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Boat operator arrested for illegal entry into Guam

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

The Office of the Attorney General today announced the arrest of a Chinese national who allegedly operated a vessel that arrived in Guam from the Northern Marianas.

Jianfeng Lu was arrested for allegedly violating Guam’s arrival requirements.

The arrest was made following the government’s launch of a multi-agency task force tasked with curbing the illegal entry of foreigners into Guam.

The Guam Police Department arrested Jianfeng based on a local fisherman’s report about suspicious activity on the island’s northern coast.

“Customs and Quarantine Agency is glad that we formulated a task force not only to prevent but deter, illegal entry into our borders,” said Ignacio Peredo, the agency’s director.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero announced the establishment of a task force in response to the recent increase in unlawful arrivals into Guam by boat.

Led by Guam Homeland Security, the task force includes GPD, CQA, OAG, Guam Department of Agriculture, Guam Department of Labor, Guam Fire Department, Guam Homeland Security, Guam Police Department, and Port Authority of Guam.

In an earlier interview with Newstalk K57's morning host Patti Arroyo, Peredo said boats from Saipan landed at Agana Boat Basin, Ritidian beach, Tanguisson beach, the shores behind the Pacific Islands Club and Two Lovers’ Point.

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