BAGUIO CITY – No illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia were found while conducting a greyhound operation inside Baguio City Jail’s male dormitory holding cells on Tuesday, September 27.
This was the second time that such a startling operation had been carried out by the joint staff of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Special Operations Unit of the Drug Enforcement Group (SOG-DEG )-Cordillera of the Philippine National Police and Bureau of Penitentiary Management and Penology (BJMP).
In Operation Greyhound at the facility, staff thoroughly check the crevices of the holding cells, including the personal belongings of persons deprived of their liberty (PDL).
Prison Superintendent Mary Ann Ollaging-Tresmanio said the activity was part of a series of inspections conducted as part of the Baguio City Prison’s men’s dormitory’s “drug-free facility” certification renewal process.
She said the greyhound is the second of three required before you can get a certificate.
Tresmanio said the BJMP is working to make its facilities drug-free as a contribution to the government’s initiative to make state-run facilities free of illegal drugs.
There are 434 (63%) of the PDL population facing charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act 2002.
“At this time, we are awaiting the outcome of the random drug testing of PDLs, including me and my staff, conducted by the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Unit,” stressed Tresmanio.
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