AN inmate of the Pasay City Jail was charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, after operatives of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) found him in possession of shabu during “Oplan Greyhound” the other day.
Chief Insp. Glennford Valdepenas, Pasay City warden, said the inmate, Andrew Barotel, was found in possession of seven plastic sachets of shabu following a surprise search operation.
Barotel, a member of “Sigue-Sigue Sputnik Gang,” has a pending case for illegal possession of firearm and had been in detention for almost two years now.
Barotel admitted owning the plastic sachets of shabu but claimed that he already consumed its content a long time ago.
“Matagal na po sa’kin iyan na naka- stock simula pa po noong 2014. Matagal ko na rin po iyang nagamit. Itatapon ko na nga po iyan sa basura kaso nasorpresa ako nang magsagawa ng paghalughog ang mga jail officer,” ani ni Barotel.
Valdepenas said the “Greyhound Operation” was conducted at 9:20 a.m. at 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the city jail.
He said the BJMP-NCR, together with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and its K-9 unit, regularly conducts “Greyhound operation” as part of the intensified campaign against illegal drug in jails. Charges against Barotel will be filed today before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office, he added.