Bilibid Prison drugs still marketed here

DRUG COORDINATOR. Police arrest Antonio Siesmondo (2nd from right), who allegedly receives drugs from the New Bilibid Prison and distributes the supply in Tagbilaran City, and his companion Wilmar Viter (extreme right).
DRUG COORDINATOR. Police arrest Antonio Siesmondo (2nd from right), who allegedly receives drugs from the New Bilibid Prison and distributes the supply in Tagbilaran City, and his companion Wilmar Viter (extreme right).

DRUG COORDINATOR. Police arrest Antonio Siesmondo (2nd from right), who allegedly receives drugs from the New Bilibid Prison and distributes the supply in Tagbilaran City, and his companion Wilmar Viter (extreme right).

The much publicized operation of a big-time drug syndicate inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City has continued to supply drugs reaching as far as this island province.

Police operatives have concluded that indeed the drug syndicate continues to operate despite on-going high profile investigation which has tried to link Senator Leila De Lima as allegedly involved in this drug operation inside the nation’s biggest detention center.

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This development surfaced after a drug personality who was arrested Wednesday night alleged that his supply of drugs come from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) while his distribution concentrates in Tagbilaran City..

City anti-narcotics police collared the suspect, 44-year-old Antonio Siesmondo, a Lila resident, through a buy-bust operation in a rented apartment in Gasanai Subd., Brgy. Cogon in the city.

Seismondo was allegedly caught red-handed selling shabu worth P500 to a police poseur-buyer which resulted in his immediate arrest.

Following the arrest, the suspect admitted that he is a coordinator of drug pushers in Tagbilaran City who distribute shabu supply from the NBP.

Seismondo said that he was getting illegal drugs through his cousin who is an inmate at the national penitentiary.

The suspect noted that on Tuesday, he transferred drug money worth P50,000 from the sale of NBP shabu.

However, Seismondo did not divulge the identity of his boss at the NBP.

Meanwhile, the police team led by SPO4 Yolando Bagotchay also arrested Seismondo’s companion who was allegedly caught using shabu during the operation.

Police identified the suspect as Wilmar Viter, 26, of Brgy. Rizal, Bilar who yielded drug paraphernalia and suspected shabu contained in one medium packet and one small packet.

PROTECTED BY INFLUENTIAL GUY TOLEDO

Meanwhile, a drug suspect who lives right behind Camp Dagohoy and is allegedly protected by an “influential” official was arrested on Thursday by intelligence officers of the Bohol police.

Neighbors of the suspect, 52-year-old Demetrius Toledo who is a resident of Poblacion 3 in the city, reported to police that the alleged pusher has been running his illegal drug business for a long time.

Based on residents’ accounts, P/Chief Insp. Rolando Antipolo, team leader of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), said that Toledo is backed by an unidentified official who has kept the suspect from being arrested.

Prior to the arrest, the PIB under Supt. George Vale received reports from Poblacion 3 barangay officials on Toledo’s illegal activities, prompting operatives to immediately set up the sting operation.

Police said that Toledo sold shabu worth P300 to a PIB officer posing as a buyer which resulted in his arrest.

The operatives allegedly found 10 other packs of shabu and drug paraphernalia in the suspect’s possession.

Toledo is now detained at the detention facility of the Bohol police pending the filing of charges against him for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.



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