Ex-PDEA agent Marcelino surrenders to AFP

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Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — He had been arrested, detained and freed — and now detained again after surrendering.

Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino voluntarily turned himself in Tuesday noontime to the military's Provost Martial General based at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Lt. Col Edgard Arevalo.

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Arevalo said Marcelino was accompanied by his sister and counsel. After a medical checkup, taking of mugshots and fingerprinting, he would be detained at the AFP Custodial Center, pending a petition for military custody to be filed by his lawyer.

Marcelino, a former top anti-narco agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), was arrested in a drug bust in Manila in January last year. After several months in detention, he was released in June for insufficiency of evidence.

But in September, the Department of Justice charged him again for drug-related cases -- and yesterday a Manila court issued a warrant for his arrest.