DOJ revealed how Bilibid drug lords operate

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has revealed on Thursday how drug lords smuggle and cook illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City to help keep their illegal business thriving.

In line with the intelligence reports received by the DOJ secretary, shabu or methamphetamine is normally combined with water in bottles delivered to the prison. The involved prisoners would then boil the meth-laced water till merely the shabu crystals remain for their very own consumption.

“Iyung pagpasok nila ng napakaraming water in bottles diyan, iyun po ay kanilang iinitin at iyung tinatawag nating precipitate, iyung matitira - iyun po pala ay shabu for internal consumption diyan sa loob,” he stated. (There's a huge quantity of bottled water drinks delivered there. They could heat the river as much as cause precipitation and they'd use for internal consumption the shabu that would remain.)

Apart from the shabu-laced drinking water, prisoners may also be capable in order to smoke illegal drugs inside the NBP through their hidden underground tunnels. Aguirre stated which the DOJ has brought numerous delivers of technological support to search for the drug tunnels at the NBP.

In 2015, the government launched a campaign called ‘Oplan Galugad’ to rid the NBP of the narcotics trade and luxury items and solutions for VIP inmates. However, the campaign failed to fully cease the smuggling of contraband products at the prison. President Rodrigo Duterte placed the blame on Bureau of Correction (BuCor), calling its officials corrupt and accusing the prison guards of accepting bribes from the prisoners in return for helping them conduct their illegal activities. Duterte also remarked that the illegal drug trade possesses persisted to thrive inside the Bilibid despite the earlier government’s efforts to stop it.

On Wednesday, members from the elite Special Action Forces (SAF) replaced the NBP guards with all the purpose of eliminating the alleged corruption and illegal practices at the prison. The elite policemen had been capable to get about P400,000 in money, a couple of signal boosters, cigarettes, bobs of currency from China


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