POLICE operatives arrested on Friday in a manhunt operation two of the most wanted persons in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, an official said Saturday.

Zamboanga del Sur police director Sofronio Ecaldre identified the arrested wanted persons as Ronnie Mariquit, 37, and Diego Hormillada, 46.

Ecaldre said Mariquit was arrested in the village of Sto. Rosario, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur.

Mariquit is the eighth most wanted person in Tukuran town and has a standing warrant of arrest for the crime of rape issued on November 19, 2014 by a court in Pagadian City.

Hormillada was arrested in the village of Poblacion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.

He said Hormillada has a standing warrant of arrest for the crime of qualified rape and is the number nine most wanted persons in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.