De Lima orders more raids on NBP’s maximum security compound
MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila De Lima ordered constant and intensified raids on the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison following the grenade throwing incident last Friday.
At the same time, she also ordered that some inmates undergo drug test after drug materials were confiscated in their cell.
Ordered to undergo drug testing are Hans Anton Tan, Zheng Wu, Wu Tuan Yuan and Jaybee Nino Sebastian.
De Lima issued the order after conducting two consecutive raids which yielded gadgets, drug paraphernalia and bladed weapons.
Items confiscated by the Bureau of Corrections and the National Bureau of Investigation included Samsung Galaxy tablets, Apple iPad 64gb, iPhone 4S, Nokia, HTC, iPhone batteries and chargers, SIM and SD cards, Wi-Fi routers, CCTV camera, signal boosters, mobile intercom.
Authorities also confiscated aluminium foil strips, lighters, improvised tooters, improvised water pipes, pin for improvised burners, a bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label, 6 pieces of Tsing Tao Beer.
“We must act with dispatch to send a message across that we mean business. Part of my instructions to the new OIC is to constantly conduct raids, this time, no nonsense raids, to fish out any and all types of contrabands such as drugs, liquor, cell phones and other communication equipment, firearms and other deadly weapons and to impose disciplinary sanctions on inmates found in possession thereof, as well as BuCor/NBP personnel in cahoots with inmates,” De Lima said.
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