Tuesday, April 5, 2016

City jail dads foil shabu 
passing try to inmates

TAGBILARAN CITY, April 1, (PIA)—City Jail authorities successfully denied thrice, the entry of drugs at the facility, keeping up with the perpetrator’s countless clever ways if only to get the drugs to inmates. 

A casual visitor of drug personality Sherwin Bautista yielded four pieces of sealed straw containing substances believed to be shabu, which the visitor identified as Alvin Paquibot, hid inside a shampoo bottle which he was to give the inmate. 

Jail authorities led by Jail Officer 1 Roy Pangan immediately passed the information to his superiors and turned over the visitor and the evidence to police authorities, who brought the evidence for processing and confirmation at the police crime laboratory. 

On February 25 too, jail authorities led by PSinspector Ricardo Crisanto Alpon conducted a surprise “greyhound operations” the city jail. 

While inmates were mandated to step out of their cells for jail inspection, body friskers led by Jail Officer 1 Julius Lacea, noticed an unusual bulge at the hips of inmate Edwin Caralos.

When frisked further, it turned out that the bulge on his hips was a heat sealed medium sized substance believed to be shabu.

City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology then turned over the evidence to police authorities who also processed the suspected substance for proper verification and custody. 

Last March 16, another jail visitor identified as Frances Mae Llacuna attempted to smuggle in to inmate Roy Gordillo suspected dangerous drugs. 

But Jail Officer Diana Abayabay was quicker.

As they were to do the body searches for female visitors, they noticed a bulge along the lining of the woman’s brassiere. 

Upon succeeding investigations, the bulge turned out to be two folded aluminum foil, a piece of heat sealed transparent cellophane believed to be shabu. 

It may be recalled that last month, during a joint BJMP, Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency greyhound operations at the City District Jail, team members reported drugs and paraphernalia inside the jails. 

Jail Officer Dexter Solis also acknowledged that the City Jail is not just concerned with drugs. 

We have a jail facility that’s designed to put into custody some 60-80 inmates. The present count however is peaking at 229, Solis said. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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