BDJ guard monitored over contraband entry

BDJ confiscated

Chief Inspector Felipe Montejo (2nd from right) on Thursday shows to media confiscated cellphone units yielded by detainees during greyhound inspections inside Bohol District Jail cells .

A jail guard of the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) is currently being monitored by jail officials due to suspected involvement in the smuggling of contraband such as drugs, cellphones and bladed weapons into the detention facility.

This was disclosed by Jail Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo during a media forum inside the BDJ compound on Thursday.

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However, Montejo did not name the jail guard due to lack of sufficient evidence which also bars them from investigating the individual.

Suspicion on the jail employee’s involvement arose after contraband such as illegal drugs were still being smuggled into the facility despite stringent security measures.

This has been pinpointed as cause behind the suspected narcotics abuse inside the jail by detainees who tested positive for illegal drug use last month.

Montejo also said that some visitors who enter the facility conceal contraband in their private areas to avoid detection prompting officials to take further action.

The BDJ official assured that inspection procedure on visitors and even employees will be intensified while both are also barred from bringing cellphones inside the facility, as mandated by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. (Allen Doydora)



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