Liloan cops securing detention cell probed after shabu, cellphones found inside cell
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen assigned to guard the Liloan Police Station detention cell will be investigated after contraband including a medium size pack of suspected shabu was found and confiscated inside the detention cell during Saturday’s (March 20) greyhound operation.
“I directed my investigation officer namin to conduct (an) investigation on the matter at kung sino yung mga involved dito,” said Police Colonel Alladin Collado, Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) chief, in a phone interview.
( I directed my investigation officer to conduct an investigation on the matter and to identify who are the officers involved.)
Collado said he ordered members of the CPPO Provincial Intelligence Unit to conduct a greyhound operation or surprise inspection of detention cells of Cebu Province police stations on Saturday and this included the Liloan Police Station detention cell, which turned out to have the most contraband found inside the detention cell.
Among the confiscated items were a medium-size pack of a suspected “shabu”, drug paraphernalia, 19 cellular phones —11 of which are keypad phones and eight are smartphones —, two reams of cigarette, two cigarette lighters, cellphone chargers, tattoo equipment, and P2660 cash.
Collado said that it was the primary responsibility of the policemen assigned to guard the detention cells to check the things brought by the visitors of these persons deprived of liberty (PDL) to avoid the entry of illegal items.
He said that cellphones and illegal drugs were strictly prohibited inside the cell and so officers should closely monitor those visitors and the things they would bring for their relatives.
“The responsibility of the jailer is to see to it that all items should be checked. It will serve as a warning to everybody. We are not tolerating this act na nagpapabaya sila sa trabaho nila,” Collado said.
(The responsibility of the jailer is to see to it that all items should be checked. It will serve as a warning to everybody. We are not tolerating this act because they are negligent of their jobs.)
Collado said that due to this, he would release a directive to rotate assignments of policemen assigned to guard detention cells to avoid familiarization of the detainees.
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