Two individuals were arrested and charged over the weekend for drug trafficking and drug possession after allegedly receiving drugs (methamphetamine) through the post office hidden inside a laptop computer.
According to information contained in charging documents, McNally Seklii and Chasper Itei Skang were each charged with Trafficking a Controlled Substance and Possession of Controlled Substance.
Trafficking of a Controlled Substance is a felony charge carrying jail sentence of not less than 25 years in jail and not more than 50 years and a fine of not less than $50,000 and not more than $1 million dollars.
Possession of Controlled Substance of less than one gram carries a jail sentence of one year and a fine of not more than $3,000 for first offense. Nine months of jail sentence can be suspended if the person enrolls and completes a drug counseling program. On second conviction, a person may be sentenced to jail term of not more than 2 years and a fine of not more than $5,000 dollars.
Under the new tough bail law, each of the defendants may only be released upon paying CASH bail of $25,000 dollars.
Information on the charging document states that ROP Post Office inspector noticed a package addressed to Peleliu State Government with a name she had not seen before and had the package inspected.
Upon inspection K-9 agent indicated potential drugs and Narcotics Enforcement Agency was called in and upon investigation found substance within the computer that was tested positive for methamphetamine.
The item was replaced and surveillance was set to see who would pick up the package. The person that came to pick up the package was approached and she informed NEA that she was picking up the package for Mr. Seklii. NEA allowed her to deliver the package to Seklii while under surveillance.
She arranged to meet Seklii and the NEA apprehended Seklii who said that package was for Mr. Skang. Seklii arranged to meet Skang and deliver the package and when they met at a designated place, Mr. Skang got into the vehicle with Seklii but when NEA approached, Skang escaped. Mr. Skang was later apprehended and is now in custody.
Criminal charges were filed on Monday, April 13, 2020 against Mr. Skang and Mr. Seklii. Both pled not guilty to the charges.
Defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.