NBI, BuCor ordered to probe drug ring ops ran by Bilibid inmate
MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has ordered the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate drug ring operations done remotely from inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) using the internet.
The Justice Chief issued the instruction after Cebu police discovered that a drug ring in their province is being run by Rustico Ygot, an inmate from Bilibid.
“I will direct the NBI and BuCor to immediately investigate the matter,” Guevarra said in a text message.
The Philippine National Police conducted twin operations in Cebu over the weekend and yielded over P190-million worth of shabu.
Ygot was giving instructions to his girlfriend, Jocelyn Encilla, in a house that is wired with a closed circuit television (CCTV) which Ygot can access through the internet from prison.
This is not the first time that the police discovered that a Bilibid inmate has been running a crime syndicate.
In July last year, the Philippine National Police’s Anti-Kidnapping Group discovered that Tyrone dela Cruz, who had been detained at the NBP since December 2017, negotiated for the P15-million ransom payment in exchange for the release of a Chinese businessman abducted in Laguna. /je
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