The administration of the Bohol District Jail is now planning to acquire an X-ray machine as part of its crackdown on the entry of contraband into the jail facility, said the BDJ warden.
Efforts to further raise security measures in the BDJ started following the discovery of prohibited items inside the detention center’s jail cells even amid already stringent protocols.
According to BDJ warden Jail Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo, an X-ray scanner would significantly boost authorities’ capability in intercepting contraband right at the jail’s entrance.
Jail guards had also already been directed to thoroughly inspect items brought in by visitors, he said.
However, in the latest greyhound inspection last week, police operatives found bladed weapons, cellphones and wads of cash in some of the BDJ’s 25 jails.
Although no drugs were found, drug paraphernalia and traces of suspected shabu have also been found inside the facility indicating possible narcotics activities inside the facility.
The surprise inspection was carried out by around 150 policemen at 4 a.m. on Wednesday last week. (A. Doydora)