Detainees of the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) yielded 39 packets of suspected shabu in a “Greyhound Operation” carried out by a composite law enforcement team led by provincial police director Sr. Supt. Angeles Geñorga on Wednesday afternoon.
According to BDJ warden Jail Supt. Felipe Montejo, the scattered packets of shabu were found inside and near nine jail cells which were occupied by detainees facing drug charges.
Some of the suspects hurriedly threw away the illegal drugs outside their cells after noticing the ongoing inspection, said Montejo.
Authorities however recovered the contraband.
The nine cells were occupied by 30 detainees but authorities have yet to determine which of them owned the drugs or were responsible for the contraband’s entry into the facility.
Montejo said that an investigation has been launched to pinpoint the culprits.
The surprise inspection was carried out by the Provincial Intelligence Branch and Special Weapons and Tactics unit of the Bohol Provincial Police Office.
Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) also joined the operation but were unable to give an estimated amount of the seized shabu.
Other than the drugs, authorities also confiscated other contraband such as cellphones, chargers, drug paraphernalia and improvised bladed weapons from 25 jail cells. (A. Doydora)