P4.5M in cash, shabu confiscated in raids on 2 Cebu jail facilities

Central Visayas authorities seized P4.five million in money, sachets of shabu, along with other illegal things in separate raids on two structures inside two jail facilities in Cebu City prior to dawn Saturday.

A report on dzBB Super Radyo mentioned the "Oplan Galugad" raids had been performed simultaneously in the Cebu City Jail along with the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (Area 7) director Yogi Filemon Ruiz told dzBB that the raids had been launched by a joint group in the PNP, PDEA as well as the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

"Mahigit P4 million ang money at mga kalahating kilo ng shabu ang nakuha sa raids," Ruiz mentioned, adding that, "nakabenta pa sila bago ang raid (the money was the proceeds in the sale they produced just before the raid.)" An earlier report by GMA News' Jun Veneracion mentioned that the raid stemmed from a tip from a police informant that the two jail facilities have already been turned into a drug den.

Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, Area 7 Police Workplace director, was quoted as saying that P4.five million in money along with other things had been confescated within the raids. Veneracion was also quoted as saying that each of the inmates had been ordered to strip naked throughout the operation. But Ruiz clarified that the inmates have been asked to push their shirts up and their pants down to make sure the security from the operatives and make the raid "transparent."

"Pinataas lang naming ang mga T-shirt nila at pinababa ang shorts para na rin sa proteksyon ng mga awtoridad at para wala ring masabing pinaplantahan namin sila ng ebidensya," Ruiz mentioned. In accordance with Ruiz, you will find some three,000 inmates inside the two jails.

Also he mentioned the raid was the very first anti-drug operation carried out by regional authorities within the facilities. The 1 a.m. simultaneous raids also yielded sachets of shabu, flat-screen Television units and pairs of high-priced footwear. Furthermore, Ruiz mentioned they're nevertheless producing an inventory from the contraband seized in the course of the raid

H/T: gmanewsonline

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