Raid on Bilibid yields Shih Tzu dogs, sex enhancers but no guns
AFTER confiscating a civet cat recently, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) this time seized toy dogs, sex enhancers, appliances, but no firearms inside Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
The continuing raid, according to BuCor Director Ricardo Rainier Cruz III, is part of its “Oplan Galugad” to rid the national penitentiary of prohibited items.
The raid was conducted on Quadrant 1 and 2 of the Maximum Security Compound.
BuCor personnel seized air-condition units, television sets, cellular phones, chargers, washing machines, two Shih Tzu dogs, air compressor, expensive liquors, pocket Wi-Fi sticks, sex enhancers and bladed weapons.
Among the cells inspected Wednesday were the ones where convicted drug lord Amin Boratong and convicted bank robber Herbert Ampang Colangco were housed before they were transferred to a much secured facility.
Colangco was the leader of the Ampang Colangco robbery group that figured in several bank heists in Pampanga, Quezon City and Paranaque in the early 2000s while Boratong was convicted for operating the P900-million shabu “tiangge” in Pasig City that was demolished by police in 2006.
A mosque, Our Lady of Lourdes chapel and a Buddhist temple inside the maximum security compound were also searched by authorities.
Cruz said they would continue the Oplan Galugad in the coming days to ensure that no prohibited items would be left inside, adding that to deter the entry of such items, security measures would be further tightened in the NBP.
“Hinigpitan pa naming lalo ang security na pinapatupad sa NBP at humiram pa kami ng mga karagdagang metal detectors,” Cruz said.
Two X-ray units were also to be installed at the gate of the NBP.
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