Provincial police director Senior Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre identified the arrested soldiers as Corporal (Cpl.) Ryan Depuno and Private First Class (PFC) Silvano Jenisan, both members of the Philippine Marines assigned in
Ecaldre said the two suspects were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation near a pension house around 5 p.m. Monday along
He said the buy-bust operation was carried out after the two suspects agreed to “sell and deliver” shabu to a PDEA agent who pretended to be a buyer.
He said the arresting team confiscated from the suspects’ possessions a caliber .45 pistol with 19 rounds of live ammunition and 15 small-sized heat-sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu.
He said the suspects are detained and a case for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 is readied to be filed against them.
He said that Depuno and Jenisan are residents of this city and Cagayan de Oro City, respectively.