The Bohol District Jail vowed on Friday to continue its crackdown on illegal drug activities inside the detention facility by conducting daily surprise searches of jail cells.
BDJ warden Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo said that jail inspections, also known as Operation Greyhound, will be conducted in select cells each day in a bid to keep drugs off the detention compound.
Montejo claimed that since he took over as the jail’s top official in late March, no illegal drugs had been found inside the facility during cell raids.
However, jail authorities and Special Weapons and Tactics policemen recovered contraband such as makeshift knives and cellphones during a facility-wide Greyhound Operation last Monday.
A suspicious amount of cash amounting to P29,593 was also found in bundles inside one cell during the inspection.
The detainee staying in the jail space has already been placed under investigation.
There were no drugs found inside the 25 searched cells contrary to previous reports that surfaced, said Montejo.
The jail official noted that Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel also assisted in scouring the inmates’ living spaces for illegal narcotics during the same operation but none were found.
Meanwhile, a jail guard with a rank of jail officer 2 was recently relieved of his post and transferred to Cebu pending the investigation of a case involving the smuggling of liquor into the facility.
The jail personnel allegedly sneaked in liquor contained in a soft drink bottle and delivered it to an inmate, said Montejo.
An administrative complaint “tantamount to dismissal” has been filed against the guard, he added. (Allen Doydora)