At least 28 sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated from the cell of an inmate at the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) during a greyhound operation on early Sunday morning, Aug. 18.

Participating in the operation were personnel of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Bohol, Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Bohol.

The 28 sachets, which were found hidden in cell number 20, valued at P39,600, according to PDEA.

PDEA said the sachets were found in the short pants of Oliver Ceruela Manubag, 34, who was jailed in 2015 for illegal drugs.

Aside from the shabu, authorities also confiscated cellular phones, chargers, drug paraphernalia, deadly weapons, and assorted cigarette.

Money was also found amounting to P200,000 which reportedly belongs to the inmates from different cells.

Police Col. Jonathan Cabal, director of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), said he was surprised to witness how the drugs are kept inside the jail, including the other illegal drugs paraphernalia.

He said the conduct of the greyhound inspection was without the knowledge of the jail guards themselves.

Also recovered was a notebook which contained illegal transactions including the names of the BDJ personnel involved.

Cabal said a thorough investigation will be conducted to determine culpability or participation of jail guards believed to be in cahoots with certain detainees.

“We are able to discover the transactions happening inside the jail. These people despite the fact they are inside the jail they still continue the illegal drug trade,” Cabal said.

The operation started at nearly 5 a.m. with authorities inspecting all 25 cells.

The inmates were made to stay at the jail quadrangle during the inspection.

By Bohol Island News

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