Alleged shabu cooking in Bilibid tunnels being established—Aguirre



Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Thursday mentioned they are verifying reports of alleged drug manufacturing inside the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. Aguirre mentioned he personally received new details that methamphetamine or shabu was getting cooked inside underground tunnels in the national penitentiary.

He added that the Division of Justice (DOJ) currently received provides of technological help to find the said tunnels. “Meron pong tunnel (sa Bilibid), meron po, could nagbanggit na sa akin niyan, meron tayong technologies to determine kung meron talaga at kung nasaan ang tunnels,” Aguirre said more than Radyo Inquirer 990AM. (You can find tunnels in Bilibid, I've been told, and we've got the technologies to verify this in addition to so that you can find the tunnels.) In 2014, a tunnel included in the NBP compound was found at the pipe-laying project by way of a water concessionaire but officials mentioned it was a mere “drainage method.”

Aguirre mentioned he was also in a position to substantiate that shabu was becoming smuggled into the NBP by mixing it in bottled water, which inmates supposedly boil until shabu crystals remain. “‘Yung nakumpirma ko po diyan ay ‘yung pagpasok ng napakaraming bottled water na pagkatapos … ‘yun po ay kanilang iinitin. At pagkatapos ‘yung tinatawag nating precipitate, ‘yun po pala ay shabu for internal consumption dyan sa loob,” Aguirre mentioned over radio DZMM. “Nakahalo sa drinking water, pakukuluan hanggang sa mawala ang tubig, at ‘yung matitira ‘yung po ang shabu na idinidistribute o pinagbibilli dyan sa loob,” he mentioned.

(What I've confirmed is the entry of a lot of water bottles. They then heat the liquid along with what we contact precipitate appears to become shabu that is getting consumed within the compound. (It's mixed together with the drinking water, they boil it till the liquid fully evaporates and what’s left will be the shabu they distribute or trade inside the prisons.)

Saying they were in a position to confiscate signal boosters but no cellphones on Wednesday, Aguirre lamented that prison guards aid prisoners in hiding prohibited supplies throughout raids. “Alam ko po ang ginagawa ng mga ‘yan dahil may possibly nagreport na po sa akin. Ang ginagawa po ng mga ‘yan, ‘pag alam nilang nakatunog silang could raid, bibigay lamang nila sa mga guwardiya,” he said. “Sa lahat po ng aspect na ginagawa diyan sa loob ng Bilibid, meron pong graft and corruption, meron pong anomaly, at sa akin pong pagtantsa ito po ang pinakamaruming ahensya ng ating pamahalaan sa matagal ng panahon na hindi nasolusyunan nitong mga nakaraang administrasyon,” Aguirre added.

(I know how they work because a person had already reported it in my opinion. After they get word that there will probably be a raid, they supply [their prohibited belongings] to the guards. (In all elements there within the Bilibid prison, there's graft and corruption, there is certainly anomaly. And I can conclude that it's one of the most tainted government agency which for any long the years have not been addressed through the past administrations.) On Wednesday, 320 members from the elite Special Action Force (SAF) on the Philippine National Police took more than the responsibility of securing the NBP although 200 prison staff undergo education.

H/T:inquirer

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