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One of ‘Bilibid 19’ inmates dies of colon cancer

/ 02:33 PM July 03, 2015

One of the so-called “Bilibid 19” inmates at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Thursday died of colon cancer, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

George Sy, a Chinese national, faced a punishment of reclusion perpetua or up to 40 years imprisonment for his involvement in illegal drug trade.

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Sy was confined at the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital from May 12.

Sy was detained at the NBI from December last year following a raid inside Bilibid that yielded illegal drugs, posh appliances and gadgets.

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