‘Oplan Grey­hound’ in­ten­si­fied in Baguio jail

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THE BUREAU of Jail and Penol­ogy (BJMP) here vowed to in­ten­sify Op­er­a­tion Grey­hound in­side the fa­cil­ity and check on the per­sons de­prived of lib­erty (PDL). Stricter searches will also be done to visi­tors and al­low­ing visi­tors only dur­ing the vis­it­ing hours.

Jail Chief, Insp. Crispin Dor­nagon,

BJMP -Baguio City male dorm said in­spec­tion and seizure of con­tra­bands stemmed from the ar­rest of a woman try­ing to smug­gle dried mar­i­juana leaves in­side the fa­cil­ity on Sun­day.

While Dor­nagon did not iden­tify the ar­rested woman, he said the woman was vis­it­ing her son, who is fac­ing charges for rob­bery and vi­o­lence.

“Dur­ing the in­spec­tion, one of the visi­tors tried to smug­gle 0.25 grams of dried mar­i­juana leaves in­side of this fa­cil­ity,” he said.

Dornogan re­layed that the woman is 40 years old and work­ing as a man­i­curist in a beauty shop in the city.

“Visi­tors now will not be al­lowed to wear jack­ets and shoes when en­ter­ing the jail,” Dor­nagon said, adding that they have de­vised the guide­lines for visi­tors en­ter­ing the fa­cil­ity as a pre­ven­tive mea­sure to avoid the en­try of con­tra­band, es­pe­cially il­le­gal drugs.

The war­den ad­vised visi­tors to come wear­ing slip­pers, to avoid in­con­ve­nience.

"We are do­ing our best to avoid this kind of sit­u­a­tion, we do not want visi­tors smug­gling drugs in­side," he said.

About a month ago, a vis­i­tor was also ar­rested for try­ing to bring in il­le­gal drugs in­side the Baguio city jail.

Dornogan said they are gear­ing to­wards mak­ing the city jail drug-cleared as a di­rec­tive of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte through the BJMP and the Depart­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Govern­ment.

The of­fi­cial re­lated that part of the mea­sures they do in aim­ing to make the Baguio city jail drug cleared is the con­duct of ran­dom drug test­ing on PDLs and their per­son­nel.

"As of now, no PDL has been found pos­i­tive dur­ing the con­duct of our monthly ran­dom drug test­ing," he as­sured.

He ap­pealed to the visi­tors not to at­tempt to smug­gle drugs in­side the fa­cil­ity.

“We are se­ri­ous in our man­date to make the jail drug free. We are just fol­low­ing the di­rec­tives given to us, most es­pe­cially this is one of the di­rec­tives of the Pres­i­dent [Ro­drigo Duterte]. We are just do­ing our job,” he said.

Mean­while, Baguio City Jail Fe­male Dorm (BCJFD) has been de­clared as a “drug free and drug cleared” jail fa­cil­ity as of Septem­ber 27. It is lo­cated ad­ja­cent the male dorm and di­vided with bars and locks to pre­vent the male and the fe­male PDLs to be to­gether.

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