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90-day jail term for Guam contraband smuggler

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — A 23-year-old woman accused of involvement in a conspiracy to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections prison has pled guilty and agreed to cooperate against the other defendants in the case.

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At a change-of-plea hearing in Superior Court, Quiana Liberty Manibusan admitted to one count of conspiracy to promote major prison contraband as a second-degree felony.

Manibusan confessed to the “packaging of cellphones and other items for delivery to a prisoner at [Corrections].” She told Judge Vern Perez that it was she who bought the cellphones and charger.

Manibusan was one of five individuals indicted after a suspicious package was recovered from a bathroom stall in the men’s room at Guam Memorial Hospital on Oct. 16, 2017. The package contained two cellphones and a charger. Police have said the package was meant to be picked up by a Corrections inmate who was brought to the hospital for treatment.

The plea agreement provides for a three-year term of imprisonment with all but 90 days suspended.

Manibusan has been in custody since her arrest in October. Under the terms of the agreement, she’ll be released on Jan. 17 when she completes 90 days of incarceration.

She’ll then remain on supervised release until she is formally sentenced, but that won’t take place until after she has satisfied the terms of cooperation in the plea agreement.