Corruption and suspected staff misconduct has long been a part of the story about Guam's prison compound in Mangilao. Now, a joint investigation by DOC and the Guam Police Department has led to a raid of the prison itself, which turned up quantities of crystal methamphetamine and illicit cell phones.
Internal Affairs Officer Lieutenant Jeff Limo and four other officers were also arrested.
A search of homes, presumably those of these DOC personnel yielded more ice, firearms and quantities of cash.
According to GPD, Lieutenant Limo was arrested for official misconduct, receiving bribes and accepting 'gratuities' for past services.
The governor's office at Adelup issued a very brief news release, describing the arrests as "working towards a drug-free Guam," but not mentioning the agency or personnel involved.
“I applaud the efforts of the officers serving in the joint MANDANA Drug Task Force," said Governor Calvo. "The work they have done for our island is invaluable. I ask the community to please support their work.I also want to recognize the hard work of many of our GovGuam employees who abide by the laws of Guam and are dedicated to making our island a better place.”
“Illegal drugs are stealing the lives of too many of our people,” said Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio. “The Governor and I have directed agency heads to be more aggressive and test for drugs within the government with increased frequency. We do not want these illegal drugs on our island.”
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