Search ops, drug test held at city jail

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DAYS after the apprehension of a drug courier allegedly supplying drugs inside Davao City Jail in Maa, a search operation and drug testing were conducted against the Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) on Saturday, January 26.

Jail Inspector Edo Lobenia, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) 11 spokesperson and community relations service officer chief, said Sunday, January 27, that several contraband were seized during the operation including cigarettes, cellular phones, and improvised bladed weapon.

The operation was conducted in all cells of Davao City Jail in coordination with Talomo Police Station, Regional Mobile Force Battalion, Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP SAF), Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Philippine Coast Guard.

He added that there were no illegal drugs recovered during the operation.

On January 24, the Davao City Police Office-Intelligence Branch received an information from a reliable source that a supplier of shabu will smuggle a large volume of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu inside the Davao City Jail in Ma-a, Davao City.

A Special Task Group composed of the Intel Branch of DCPO immediately launched a buy-bust operation against the drug personality at Purok 28, Maa City Jail, Davao City which led to the arrest of Jovelyn Urot Saballa alias “Juvelyn”, 22, resident of San Antonio Barpa, Agdao, Davao City.

Two sachets of shabu weighing 96 grams with a market value of P1.5 million were likewise recovered from her including marked money and a mobile phone.


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