Police seize P2M worth of shabu initially declared as ‘donations” to PDLs of Davao jail

Published February 3, 2021, 10:24 PM

by Zea Capistrano

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)  Region 11 recovered over P2-million worth of drugs in a package of donations for persons deprives of liberty (PDL) at the Davao City Jail male dormitory.

(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a statement on Wednesday, Feb.3, the BJMP 11 said the suspected shabu were packed in 26 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets “wrapped with packing tape.”

The BJMP also recovered “three pieces tubular pipe, and one self-sealing rectangular shape transparent plastic sachet containing suspected marijuana fruiting tops.”

The recovered drugs have an estimate worth of P2,080,000, the BJMP 11 said.

It said all confiscated contraband were already turned over to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory for further testing.

“This interception resulted from intelligence reports received by the jail warden, informing him that said donations contain illegal contraband,” it added.

The donations were reportedly accepted last December 19, 2020 by a religious service provider.

The BJMP 11 said the donations were placed at the stockroom for final inspection before distribution to the PDL. 

Meanwhile, the BJMP said appropriate charges have already been filed through Talomo PNP.

“We assure the public that we will continue to provide quality public service by intensifying our intelligence gathering and imposing stricter protocols to deter contraband entry in all our jails regionwide,” it said.

 
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