AFTER receiving reports that certain illegal activities take place inside the Manila City Jail (MCJ), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) yesterday conducted an operation aimed at thwarting such activities, aided by operatives from the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) and Station 3 of the Manila Police District (MPD).
It was learned from Jail Senior Insp. Jay Rex Joseph Bustinera, MCJ spokesman, that the measure dubbed ‘greyhound operation,’ was in line with a directive from newly-installed BJMP head, Chief Supt. Deogracias Tapayan.
During the operation, the raiding team was able to confiscate bottles of liquor, pornographic materials, compact discs, pairs of scissors, parts of electric fans, belts, ropes, razors, bingo cards, deadly weapons and drug paraphernalia as well. No drugs were reportedly found.
Bottles of petroleum jelly and syringes were also said to have been found and during inquiry, it was learned that some inmates inject the jelly into their private organs to increase their size.
About 5,565 inmates are presently detained at the MCJ whose capacity is only 1,100.
Meanwhile, an investigation was ordered by Bustinera into how the said confiscated items found their way into the jails. He vowed to make those responsible answer for their deeds.