The New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is like a huge department store of contraband. And there’s certainly nothing “minimum” about the latest raid shocker.
“On Thu, Apr 28, Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) personnel confiscated sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia during a raid on the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) medium security compound,” reports Perseus Echeminada in The Philippine Star.
Mobile phones, charges, wi-fi devices, bladed weapons and a homemade 12-gauge shotgun without ammunition were also confiscated from the inmates.
The report noted: “Richard Schwarzkopf, NBP superintendent, said the “Operation Galugad” raid – the 30th since November last year – was conducted on the two-story Dormitory 6, occupied by at least 500 inmates. The shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and paraphernalia were seized from one of the inmates, who has now been ‘placed under investigation and faces criminal charges.'”
The report further pointed out that “under local prison rules, inmates caught with contraband could have their visiting privileges suspended and their good conduct credits reduced.” Normally, a convict is entitled to at least 20 days of good conduct credits being deducted from his or her sentence.