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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Richard Borja Sentenced To 41 Months Prison

     ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that RICHARD BORJA, age 33, of Santa Rita, was sentenced on April 29, 2015, before Senior Judge Alex R. Munson, in the District Court of Guam, to 41 months imprisonment, three years supervised release and 200 hours community service.

     Defendant BORJA received ice in the mail from his co-defendant Francisco Arias.  He pled guilty on June 6, 2014, to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

     U.S. Attorney Limtiaco stated, “Our community is not immune from the poison of methamphetamine.  This case illustrates the hard work our partners in law enforcement do every day to stop the distribution of methamphetamine into Guam.”  This conviction resulted from the concerted efforts of law enforcement partners in the OCDETF investigation, a focused multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

     This OCDETF investigation involved federal agents and local law enforcement officers of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Guam Police Department (GPD), Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency (GCQA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), U.S. National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Coast Guard Criminal Investigative Service (CGIS).  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clyde Lemons, Jr.

Updated May 6, 2015