More contraband seized in Bilibid raid

/ 04:46 PM December 02, 2015

More gadgets, signal boosters, and other prohibited items were seized inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Wednesday.

The raid is part of the “Oplan Galugad” to ferret out contrabands inside the national penitentiary.


Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Ricardo Rainier Cruz said the raid last Wednesday was the sixth such kind of operation since last month.

The raid was conducted at Quadrant 3 which took about three hours.

Authorities seized over 100 pieces of improvised weapons, mostly knives and “sumpak,” or home-made shotguns.

Also seized were several signal boosters, cellular phones, and WiFi sticks.

On the other hand, Cruz said that having only a small number of contraband items seized meant that their continuing operation has made a dent on smuggling activities of inmates.

Cruz added that investigations are still ongoing to determine how the items managed to get inside the NBP, especially if it’s a result of possible collusion between jail personnel and the inmates.

BuCor is planning to increase the height of the walls of the national penitentiary as well as to increase the number of CCTVs, among others.

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