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BDJ guard in liquor smuggling relieved, slapped with admin rap

BDJ guard in liquor smuggling relieved, slapped with admin rap

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BDJ guard in liquor smuggling relieved, slapped with admin rap

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The Bohol District Jail (BDJ) on Thursday filed an administrative case against a jail guard for allegedly smuggling liquor into the detention facility, said a jail official.

BDJ warden Chief Inspector Felipe Montejo told the Chronicle that the suspect was delivering a soft drink bottle which contained liquor to an inmate as seen by another jail guard.

The incident was then reported to Montejo who immediately relieved the suspect of his post.

According to Montejo, the relieved guard holds a rank of jail officer 2.

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However, the BDJ warden did not identify the jail personnel as investigation on the case is still ongoing.

The administrative complaint filed against the guard is “tantamount to dismissal,” said Montejo.

Pending the result of the probe, the jail guard was transferred to Cebu, he added.

Montejo also admitted that the reassigned BDJ personnel was already suspected of involvement in illegal activities prior to the recent incident.

On Wednesday, Special Weapons and Tactics police operatives and jail guards conducted a Greyhound Operation in the facility which yielded several contraband including cellphones and bladed weapons.

In one of the 25 jail cells searched, operatives found wads of cash amounting to P29,593.

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READ: SWAT raid yields knives, cellphones at BDJ; wads of cash in 1 cell

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The amount reportedly belonged to a ranking detainee of the jail facility, Christopher Buslon.

He is now under investigation, said Montejo. (Allen Doydora)

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