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Million-dollar meth dealer sentenced on Guam

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — A confessed drug dealer, who is believed responsible for shipping more than 100 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to Guam, was sentenced in the District Court of Guam to 20 years in prison. He was facing the possibility of life behind bars.

Julian Gerald Borja Robles, 40, was given credit for the four years and 10 months he has already served in jail. District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood also granted a request from defense attorney Howard Trapp to allow Robles to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with his family, before Robles is sent to a stateside federal prison.

Robles was indicted in May 2013 on multiple counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and money laundering. In exchange for a promise to cooperate with prosecutors on other drug cases, Robles pled guilty in November 2013 to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, one count of money laundering and one count of possession of a firearm with a felony record.

The plea agreement covers a four-year period between January 2009 and January 2012, when Robles admitted traveling to California and purchasing up to 10 pounds of methamphetamine each time. He mailed the meth back to Guam “in business envelopes he created using the logos of real companies.”

In one such trip, Robles mailed about 6.8 pounds of meth back to Guam, divided up into 234 business envelopes. Several individuals on Guam distributed the meth for him.

The amount of money wired to pay for the meth on this California trip totaled $711,329.11, according to the agreement. The meth had a purity of 80 percent with a maximum street value at the time of $2.3 million.