During the operations in two jail facilities, it validated the former inmate’s tip, that drug users were posing as visitors, in order to buy and use illegal drugs behind bars.
The operation was conducted by the PRO 7, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) 7, and the Coast Guard.
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“Kining mga nakuha nga drogas lakip sa ubang gamit og mga kontrabando gapakita sa atong ka seryoso pagpuhag sa tanang binuang diha sa sulod (The confiscation of these drugs and other contraband shows how serious we are about stopping these shenanigans in prison),” the governor said in a text message.
Cebu City Acting Mayor Edgardo Labella ordered the warden of the Cebu City Jail to explain why the contraband was in the facility.
At 1 a.m. yesterday, a total of 307 officers from the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) and Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) 7 joined by 20 BJMP personnel, 35 PDEA agents and the Coast Guard, who brought 3 trained dogs with them, arrived in full battle gear.
The 3,089 inmates of the City Jail were ordered to take off their clothes for clearing operations. During the inspection, authorities found items like laptops, flat-screen TVs, cellular phones, branded shoes, bundles of cash, and five pails full of P5 and P10 coins, all apparently not allowed inside the jail. AJRSP
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