“Shao” caught in possession of cellphone inside Cebu City jail
Officers of the Cebu City Jail on Friday conducted a surprise inspection and seized a cellular phone from an inmate who has the same nickname with the person identified by an arrested drug suspect as his source of illegal drugs.
Jail Supt. Renante Rubio, warden of the Cebu City Jail, said the operation was done to validate the claim of Walter Oliamot who was arrested by operatives of the Drug Enforcement Group in Central Visayas (DEG-7) last Wednesday.
“According to him (Oliamot), his stock of shabu was taken from a certain Shao inside the city jail, and so we immediately hatched an operation to verify his claim,” he said in an interview.
There are two inmates at the Cebu City Jail with the nickname “Shao.”
Rubio said one of them kept a cellular phone inside his detention cell.
He said they requested the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to look into the contents of the cellular phone to determine whether Shao is into the illegal drugs trade.
“The cellphone will undergo forensic examination so investigators will know its contents, including messages and calls that were already deleted,” Rubio said.
Rubio refused to identify the inmate while the investigation is going on.
He said jail officials are doing their best to prevent the entry of illegal drugs and other contraband at the Cebu City Jail.
“Yes, there are erring inmates here, but there are only a few of them. Most of our inmates are doing good,” Rubio said.
Inmates of the Cebu City on Friday signed a manifesto before Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak to manifest their support for the government’s anti-drugs campaign.
“They promised to police their own ranks, abhor the entry of illegal drugs, and punish whoever violates the rule,” Rubio said.
Inmates who are caught in possession of shabu, he said, shall be placed in an isolation cell for a certain period of time.
“That’s what the inmates agreed upon,” Rubio said.
Although the inmates promised to cooperate with them, Rubio said jail officers will continue to conduct surprise operations to make sure the Cebu City is free from illegal drugs.
At present, there are over 4,000 inmates at the Cebu City Jail which was originally designed for 1,500 inmates.
Last Wednesday, Oliamot, a suspected drug pusher who was caught by police in possession of P4.7 million worth of shabu inside a motel in Cebu City, claimed his supplier of illegal drugs, Juan Daclan, got his stock of shabu from a certain “Shao” inside the Cebu City Jail
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