Jail management launches raid after tip-off; drugs, cash and other contraband seized

By: Izobelle T. Pulgo April 03,2017 - 01:33 PM
  CHANGING OF THE GUARD: Roberto “Bobby” Legaspi, Capitol security Unit head, is now  the acting jail   warden of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

LEGASPI

CEBU CITY—Cash, mobile phones, bladed weapons and six grams of shabu were seized during a “mini”operation greyhound conducted on the provincial jail at 5:30 PM Sunday after jail officials received a tip about an inmate who managed to smuggle in drugs inside his cell.

Bobby Legaspi, officer in charge of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) said the contraband items were seized from Cell No. 73 following raid about 5:30 a.m. on April 2.

He said the raid stemmed from a call he received by a concerned citizen that inmate Emmanuel Lapus smuggled in shabu into his cell.

A raid was conducted on Cell No. 73 where Lapus was one of the occupants and found P25,200 cash in different denominations, 10 mobile phones, a DVD player, a pocket wifi, makeshift bladed weapons, and shabu weighing about 6.75 grams.

Legaspi said that he was still verifying the exact number of inmates inside Cell No. 73 but there were at least 32 inmates in one cell.

He said they had suspended visitation privileges for inmates of Cell No. 73 while Lapus would be placed in isolation.

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