Marine arrested during drug buy-bust Print
Friday, 28 April 2017 13:52


A Marine personnel who went into Absence Without Leave (AWOL) was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Upper Calarian at dawn yesterday.

Police arrested April Cornelio y Madera alias Rex, a member of the Philippine Marines who is also working as a security guard in one of the city’s business establishments.

Cornelio was arrested by Sinunuc police station personnel at around 12:30am yesterday.

Police were able to confiscate one small-sized and one medium-sized sachet of suspected shabu and P200 marked money from the suspect’s possession.

Cornelio was detained at the Sinunuc Police Station whle the confiscated items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination.

Police are preparing charges for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 or the 2002 Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.  (Dan Toribio)