New CNMI police chief vows to continue war on 'ice'

3:33 pm on 2 February 2016

The new commissioner of the Northern Marianas' Department of Public Safety says the territory's war on illegal drugs will continue under his watch.

Robert Guerrero has vowed to build on the inroads made by his predecessor, James Deleon Guerrero, on the Commonwealth's war on methamphetamine.

The new police chief asked all local law enforcement agencies to continue to work collaboratively with with the department.

In December, Customs found about two kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of around $US 850,000 inside a a cargo container during a routine inspection at the port.

Nearly five months earlier, a customs inspector found 10-point-4 kilos in a container from China at the seaport warehouse, worth between US$3.2 million and US$4.3 million.