Sebastian: Bilibid jammers being turned off for drug transactions
Kidnapping and carnapping convict Jaybee Sebastian on Monday said signal jammers in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) were being turned off to allow the transaction of illegal drugs.
During the House probe on the proliferation of drugs in the national penitentiary, Sebastian said an amount of P100,000 was being paid by inmates to authorities per week to shut the jammer off.
Sebastian added that the jammers were only being turned on only during inspections.
Asked which officials had the authority over jammer operations, Sebastian tagged former Bureau of Corrections directors Franklin Bucayu and Ricardo Rainier Cruz III.
Noting that there was no shabu laboratory in the NBP, Sebastian said Chinese drug lords ordered drug supplies overseas through cellphones.
The Department of Justice earlier said they were eyeing to install two signal jammers worth P2-million each from South Korea inside NBP’s building 14, which currently houses 53 high-profile inmates including Sebastian.
Aside from illegal goods, Sebastian said about P50 to P100 million in drug money flows inside the major prison facility daily.
“Just imagine sir, meron kaming money counter machine sa loob (we had a money counter machine inside),” he said, noting that drug trade in the NBP was prevalent even before he was transferred to the Maximum Security Compound. JE/rga