No jail officers, personnel in region linked to drugs — official

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | September 12,2022 - 06:49 PM
Jail Superintendent Thomas Augustine Catarata, BJMP-7 CRSS chief | Pegeen Maisie Sararaña

Jail Superintendent Thomas Augustine Catarata, BJMP-7 CRSS chief | Pegeen Maisie Sararaña

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There were no personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7), who were either found in connivance with detainees in the entry of illegal drugs inside the jail facilities or were tested positive for illegal drugs use.

Jail Superintendent Thomas Augustine Catarata, chief of BJMP-7’s Community Relations Service, said this following the warning of the BJMP director, Jail Director Allan Iral, to all jail officers to never engage in illegal drug activities.

Iral warned all the jail wardens in the country to never engage in the entry of illegal drugs inside their respective facilities as they would surely face the consequences.

Iral made his statement during the 31st anniversary of the BJMP on Monday, September 12, 2022.

“Sa karon, nagpasalamat ta nga wala unya zero jail disturbances gyud ta for the past quarters,” Catarata said.

(For now, we are grateful that there are zero jail disturbances for the past quarters.)

“Walay second chance para sa jail officer nga mainvolve sa illegal drug trade sa sulod sa mga jail facilities or bisan sa gawas. Ma charge gyud sila, naa tay administrative ug criminal charges,” he added.

(There is no second chance for a jail officer, who will be involved in the illegal drug trade inside the jail facilities or even outside them. They will be charges, we will have administrative and criminal charges against them. )

As part of their internal cleansing, Catarata said that they would continue their regular conduct of surprise drug tests to their personnel.

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