A surprise inspection carried out Monday by the management of the Puerto Princesa City Jail (PPCJ) and operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) inside detention cells yielded sachets of shabu confiscated from two detainees.
Detainees Idelfonso Lagrada and Gaudencio Aldana were unsuccessful in hiding from view the three plastic sachets of suspected shabu (Methamphetamine hydrochloride) when Jail Senior Inspector Ariel Pabulayan and the PDEA agents probed their confinement cell around 2 p.m. Monday, October 19.
Pabulayan said they will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The jail official added the shabu sachets weighed around five grams and have an estimated value of P50,000. Samples have been taken to the police crime laboratory for examination and verification.
With this, Pabulayan said his management is vehement in its goal to wipe clean the PPCJ of illegal drugs.
He added that far stricter rules will also be imposed on the relatives and family members of the inmates, who will visit them as he cannot tolerate disobedience in following jail policies.