Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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AFP to file petition for custody of Ex-PDEA official

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Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City, DWDD – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Affairs Office Chief Colonel Edgard Arevalo sets to file a petition for custody of Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino, a former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official who faces trial for illegal possession of drugs.

Lt. Col. Marcelino surrendered yesterday afternoon in the office of the Provost Marshal General, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

He was accompanied by his sister and processes necessary requirements such as fingerprinting, mugshots and physical examination.

At this time, Lt. Col. Marcelino will be detained in AFP Custodial Center. “He will be detained definitely because he has a standing warrant of arrest, that’s why he voluntarily surrendered,” Arevalo explained.

Col. Arevalo said all actions to be taken will be based on Manila Regional Trial Court’s decision on granting their petition for custody of Lt. Col. Marcelino.

Lt. Col. Marcelino received a warrant last December 28 for violating the Section 11 or possession of dangerous drugs and Article 2 of the Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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