THE Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to install two signal jammers worth P2-million inside the building 14 of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Tuesday, September 27.
In a press conference held at DOJ on Monday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II presented to the media one of the two signal jammers that will be installed in the 1,200-square meter building where high profile inmates, including government asset Jaybee Sebastian, are detained.
Aguirre said these jammers were donated by a Filipino businessman who does not want to be identified.
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According to the Justice Secretary, the new signal blockers will replace the P100,000 worth signal jammers now being used inside the NBP.
Aguirre earlier described these jammers to be unreliable as the drug lords continue their drug trade inside the national penitentiary.
He said that the new signal jammers purchased from South Korea is 10 times more powerful than the old ones.
Once installed, the inmates will not be able to use their cellphones, television sets, radios and Wi-Fi, as the jammers can block all types of signals including: UHF, VHF, CDMA signals used by Nokia cellphones, GPRS, 3g, 4g, and LTE.
Aguirre appealed to the public to donate more signal jammers in the country's to the government to eradicate illegal drugs in NBP.
"Dapat marami rami pa kasi yung maximum mas malaki kesa sa building 14," Aguirre said.
According to Aguirre, the Bureau of corrections is need of a cell site type tower signal jammer to cover the whole of the NBP's nine-hectare maximum security compound. (Sunnex)