No arrests yet made in Sea Cucumber container seizure case

By Bill Jaynes

The Kaselehlie Press


August 22, 2020

Pohnpei—On August 13, Pohnpei State filed criminal charges against 12 people in connection with a seized container of dried sea cucumbers that had been bound for Hong Kong.  The container was seized after Associate Justice Robert Nakasone issued a warrant on July 10.

Since then, no arrests have yet been made though the court approved 12 arrest warrants early last week in connection with the charges.

Governor Reed Oliver contracted attorney Marstella Jack as a special prosecutor on the matter. She says that the criminal information contains 42 counts of violations that are criminal in nature but would not share any further details.

The court also did not release the criminal information document after more than a week of contacting them on a daily basis.  More developments will be forthcoming.

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