Arthur Brun arrested in drug trafficking bust
LIHUE County Councilmember Arthur Brun and 11 other people were arrested Thursday and charged with operating a huge methamphetamine distribution ring on Kauai, including allegedly procuring an unlicensed firearm for one of the codefendants.
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Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of the drug epidemic destroying our Hawai’ian Kingdom subjects and CULTURE ….. Mahalo Ke Akua!
Maybe now with a federal indictment, the remaining council members will have the courage to save Kauai from further embarrassment, place Brun on leave of absence and bring up the number 8 person that recently ran to fill in till the “Brun Matter” is done
KAWAKAMI YOU ARE SUCH AN IDIOT, THANK GOODNESS I DIDNT VOTE FOR YOU, BUT YOU STILL WON. SO SAD! ARTHUR BURN IS A DRUG ADDICT AND THAT IS HIS PERSONAL BIZ, BUT HE IS ALSO A DRUG DEALER, DEALING DRUGS TO OUR COMMUNITY! THE PEOPLE HE SAID HE WAS GOING TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT TRUSTED HIM.
Gonna be fun to follow this one and see who he throws under the bus. Like this really surprises anyone?
“The suspects under indictment today were identified as part of a major drug trafficking organization that has been supplying a significant amount of methamphetamine throughout the community,”
what major drug trafficking Org?..I heard Atui is behind importing Meth to hawaii..is it that org? asian mafia? who? Public has a right to know
How many more atrocities must this man commit before the Kauai Council expels him from office. Or maybe they’re worried that he might implicate some of them in his nefarious activities. Step council and do your duty else we voters will wonder why.
Maybe if you read the article you could see why they haven’t expelled him yet.
local boy goes down. Shame on Kauai!
ruthann jones, “not shame on Kauai !” …shame on whoever is selling it to the local boy.
Us Tax Payers should not allow this (*^# on payroll any more. No Bail! GUILTY as F&#$
This is a reflection on the entire council! Do something about this ASAP or all resign!
This is the third time this druggie has been arrested in the last year, right? Why is this guy not behind bars already? Lock him up. Throw away the key.
He’s gonna walk away from all of this, if he was stopped from the first time back in the early 2000, he wouldn’t have been selling. You know how much people he must have sold drugs to in the last 20 years ??? Kauai has a strange system! and the County encourage us to vote. If it’s Federal he needs to be locked up 10 years minimum! We’ll see
I’ve seen reports about this from several sources now and they all mention 12 arrests but the only named individual is Brun.
How about The Garden Island name all the others? It would be good to know on a small island like ours who the offenders are.
The other 11 people stay named in the article.
The others are named in paragraph 6 of the article.
No comments? 12 for the salt ponds guy & none here? Arthur Brun appears to be a really baaaaad aaaaapppple here & nobody commented. How odd.
This not only a reflection on the entire county council, but also on those who voted for Brun. What were you thinking? You must have know this guy was a gangbanger, yet you decided to put him on the county council? Are you ALL clueless cavepeople, for crying out loud?
a.) Be head all hard drug dealers. leave their heads piled up at their favorite beach pavilion.
b.)for… Make all drugs legal, and free, with free delivery of no less than a shovel full of the ordered drug.
Both would rid the island of drugs, dealers and addicts in 6 months…like the virus, expects some deaths.
Lihue Airport departing flights…Standby Available only…mass exodus of street drug escapees.
Then Next solution of Rx drugs…! ! !
Finally Health returns to Kauai…! ! !
I’m not surprised. Sounds like there’s still lots of work for me to do there. Who wants to see Pinkerton clean up the island?
TGI is famous for keeping the community out from reality, by not allowing pertinent guest postings or letter-writting publishings. Only those that want to continue to keep secret, what is really going down get every perk, spewing their shannanigans and lies ongoingly!
In this case, Brun has three-times been “setup” by the very other leaders in this game of charades. WE know it and it is time for the TGI to discontinue the folly of their disconnect reporting.
The popo powers that did this bust neglected to bring RICO. RICO would turn the tables on the entire hui o militaropoliticojudiciary that are the real criminals. We know this, but TGI refuses to publish anything that tells truth or has integrity
‘Headline reader only’ syndrome David Gardener? The other 11 names are in the story, 6th paragraph from the top. You’re welcome.
Is he a Democrat??????
He needs to go; and how did he ever get elected?
sorta like the no bail policy of New York city…they just let these monsters back on the street to sell more drugs, but maybe not this time, since the feds are on island;
cant blame this on those pesky tourists !!
Its sad that this can happen. Also sad that most of you can’t even read and comprehend what is written. Clearly states there’s no provision written in the county charter for them to be able to anything until he is found guilty. Read it again if you can’t understand.
If you unread the indictment it outlines a lot of back n forth between associates. Looks like text message excerpts due to spelling and abbreviations . Garden island you need to do better in informing the public.
Lastly we can’t rely on the government to do everything for us after we complain about their ways. The community itself needs to lift itself up and protect itself from these incidents.
Try check other council people. There’s rumors on how certain families got money and local influence. I’d be surprised if the others had complete no knowledge or are not tied in some way.
I guess he has to be impeached otherwise he is going to draw a salary till end of December???
I say lock him up for 30 years and throw away the keys.
They should and hopefully have investigated the other council members. I mean this comes as no surprise, but he’s not the only one involved in drugs. Or atleast turned a blind eye to family dealing them. It’s a small community and I only feel ok saying this because I live somewhere else now.
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Sadly feeling sorry for Ata and his drug problem won’t help all the people who’s lives we’re destroyed by this crew. The west side of Kauai has been plagued by meth. Open dealing on the side of the road, trash, junked cars. Squatting in abandon houses. Dealing openly next to schools. Hardly any police presence in Kekaha. It’s shameful that this has gotten so out of hand. Remove ATA now.
Since 2003, he’s been trafficking. And KPD new all about it. He’s not the only one. Some of the County Department leaders were involved. I know first hand! Seen it myself!
He has such a beautiful family ….I;m so sorry how much they are hurting.