Monday, September 23, 2019

PDEA agents facing physical injury charges out on bail

THE members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Northern Mindanao who were accused of threatening a group of taxi drivers at gunpoint in Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, were released on bail on Wednesday, October 31.

Suspects Ramil Salido, Marvin Pabalate, and Randy Doliente were granted temporary liberty after posting bail while Jestoni Tubongbaua was released for lack of merit.

Except Pabalate, the suspects are all active agents of PDEA-Northern Mindanao.

Salido was charged with four counts of grave threats and one count of physical injury with total bail recommended at P3,000, respectively.

On the other hand, Pabalate was charged with attempted homicide with bail fixed at P36,000 and slight physical injuries with P3,000 recommended bail.

Doliente was also charged with slight physical injuries and was made to post P3,000 bail while Tubongbanua was released for lack of merit.

"All availed their right to bail and were released from our custody," Senior Inspector Breccia Ruth Townend, Police Station 7 chief, said.

Police earlier said Salido and Tubongbanua tested positive for gunpowder residue based on the result of the paraffin test.

"Depende sa affidavit sa complainant ug depende pud sa fiscal (It depends on the affidavit of the complainant and also of the fiscal)," Townend added.


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