NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas, yesterday ordered the recall of 200 NCRPO personnel tasked to beef-up security at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City in the aftermath of an incident wherein 16 of them were caught smuggling contrabands including alcohol, tobacco and mobile phones into the prison compound they supposedly should be guarding.
Sinas said the 200 were reassigned to the NCPRO regional headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City while their 16 colleagues who were caught trying to sneak in tobacco, two liters of alcohol and several cell phones inside the NBP’s Maximum Security Compound are undergoing administrative and criminal investigation.
NBP insiders said that liquor fetches a very high price inside the NBP with imported ones being sold to as low as P10,000 to as much as P20,000 per liter.
Sinas yesterday visited Bureau of Corrections Director General Gerald Bantag and assured the latter of the NCRPO’s full support to help arrest the entry of contraband and corruption involving rogue law enforcement authorities assigned in the country’s biggest detention facility.
The NCRPO chief said he wants all policemen deployed inside NBP to be reshuffled every 30-days to prevent the possibility they would get acquainted with prisoners and rogue jail authorities.