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4 inmates escape from Cebu jail

/ 02:58 PM October 21, 2015

CEBU CITY–Four prisoners bolted out of the district jail in Medellin town, 119.9 kilometers north from this city, about 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

Senior Inspector Richard Laure, warden of the Medellin District Jail, refused to answer questions how the inmates managed to escape.

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The four escapees were identified as Alvic Arrabis Inot of Daanbantayan town and Rene Benaro,  Joselito Abrao Pantaleon and Kim Flores Invento, all of Medellin town.

All four are facing charges of violating Republic Act  9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

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SPO1 Winston Isnani of Medellin police station said they received a report from the district jail that four prisoners were missing during a headcount about 5 a.m on Wednesday.

But Isnani said the district jail did not explain the circumstances of the jail break.

Giles Villamor, secretary to the mayor of Medellin, said the jail break happened about 3 a.m. but they didn’t know how the inmates escaped because the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology officials refused to take in their calls.

The Medellin District Jail is located at Sitio Lutsa, Barangay Caputatan Sur. It was established two years ago and is still being operated by the BJMP.

The facility has at least  300 prisoners from different towns of northern Cebu, except for Bogo, which has its own BJMP-run facility. KS

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