CNMI top cop reassures public amid drugs case

12:24 pm on 10 March 2015

The head of the Northern Marianas police has assured the public that most police officers are good, following news last week that an officer had been arrested on drugs charges.

CNMI Legislature

CNMI Legislature Photo: Supplied

Last Friday, officer Carl Kohler Tudela was arrested for allegedly buying methamphetamine.

The police chief, James C. Deleon Guerrero, has also disclosed that he has already terminated the employment of about five police officers for drug-related activities.

The Chief Prosecutor, Leonardo Rapadas, has increased the bail amount for the officer from the initial $25,000 US dollars to $100,000.

He argued that this was hiked because Carl Tudela is a law enforcer and because of the seriousness of the charges.

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