BuCor conducts search operation; seizes ‘contrabands’ from inmates

Published June 3, 2021, 11:52 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Bureau of Corrections

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has warned inmates in all its prison facilities that they will face stiff sanctions if caught in possession of contrabands.

It issued the warning after it conducted a search operation at Building 9 of the maximum security compound at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.

Seized during the operation were two mobile phones, three pocket wi-fi, 161 pieces of arrows, 21 slings, 38 improvised pointed weapons, 92 improvised bladed weapons, 11 round steel bar, a disposable lighter, a liter of fermented yeast, two decks of cards, three USB flash drives, an improvised charger, three improvised headset, two hammers, a pair of scissors, two improvised hacksaws, and eight rabbits – all prohibited items inside jails.

“The confiscated contrabands shall be entrusted to the Intelligence and Investigation Division and will be turned over to NBP-Investigation Section for proper safekeeping and evidentiary purposes,” the BuCor said.

“Persons Deprived of Liberty who violated the Prison Rules and Regulations will face administrative charges which will be filed before the Board of Discipline,” it said.

“With the guidance of Director General Gerald Q. Bantag, BuCor strongly prohibits all forms of misconduct inside prison facilities as part of the making of a better bureau,” it added.

Aside from the NBP, the other prison facilities of BuCor are the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City; Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro; San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City; Leyte Regional Prison in Abuyog, Leyte; and Davao Prison and Penal Farm in Panabo, Davao del Norte.