Surprise inspection yields no drugs in Bulacan Provincial Jail
CITY OF MALOLOS — More than 100 operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Sunday morning carried out a surprise inspection at the Bulacan Provincial Jail.
Julie Lucero, chief of PDEA in Bulacan, said they did not find illegal drugs in the jail, which is composed of 30 male calls and eight female cells, during the inspection.
Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director, said the 4-hour search only yielded metal spoons, forks, ball pens, shavers, improvised baton, cigarette packs, lighters, and a set of tattoo kit.
Warden Fernando Villanueva said they are implementing tighter policies to regulate entry of visitors and prevent entry of illegal drugs in the inmates’ cells.
About 60 to 85 percent of almost 5,000 detainees there are facing illegal drugs charges, Bersaluna said. /je
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