The P1-million worth of illegal drugs seized at the Cebu City jail belonged to an alleged drug lord known as “JayCams,” Daily Tribune sources said.
But the alleged drug pusher has already been bailed out from the detention facility prior to the 6 May dawn raid under operation “Greyhound.”
The alcohol bottles where the suspected shabu were placed were found in the “kubol” or cell of JayCams, according to the sources. This information was confirmed by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) Regional Director Levi Ortiz.
Ortiz said the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) sought PDEA’s assistance in conducting the drug raid.
Two detainees were charged for violation of the anti-drugs law, Republic Act 9165, after the drugs were found in their possession.
Cebu City Jail Warden Superintendent Jose Abueva confirmed said that aside from the drugs, also seized were a loaded cal. 45 pistol and extra ammunition and bladed weapons.
“We conducted monitoring and verification until we decided to implement ‘Greyhound.’ Our forces started preparing as early as 2 a.m. and by 3 a.m. started inspecting the cells,” Abueva said.
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella warned that BJMP personnel may lose their allowances from the city government if the illegal drugs trade will continue among detainees.
Labella said his legal officers are investigating whether the BJPMP guards are conspiring with detainees on the drug trade.
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