The problem of illegal drugs in the New Bilibid Prison continue to persist even after Bureau of Corrections Director General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. imposed strict security measures in the Muntinlupa facility.
This is after a person deprived of liberty and a visitor were caught in possession of illegal drugs inside the country's largest penitentiary.
The PDL was identified as Angelito Garcia and the visitor Jacqueline Joson who has been turned over to the Muntinlupa City police.
Garcia was found in possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, by patrolling members of the NBP's Special Patrol Unit inside the Maximum Security Compound.
It said that members of the Special Patrol Unit decided to approach Garcia who was "uneasy seeing members of the unit." It also said that Garcia "was frisked and searched which resulted in the confiscation of 19 sachets of suspected shabu inserted in front of the waistline of his shorts."
The seized suspected shabu has been turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency," it noted.
In the case of Joson, BuCor said that she was found in possession of 51 grams of shabu during inspection.
It said that "Joson placed the shabu in a plastic and hid it in her private parts with the use of electrical tape."
"Report said that Joson was scheduled to visit PDL Joseph Francisco of Dorm 4B Sputnik member from Medium Security Compound," the BuCor said.