NCRPO strike force to end illicit activities in NBP

October 06, 2019

A LIAISON office of the National Capital Region’s Quad-Intel Force will be established at the National Bilibid Prisons that will serve as eyes and ears of the government and help the Bureau of Corrections  to stop the “culture of corruption” and illicit activities of convicted drug lords in the national penitentiary.  

National Capital Region Police Office director Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said it was the first time that intelligence units of various government law enforcement agencies will be allowed to set up an office at the NBP for monitoring and intelligence-sharing with the BuCor.

“The NCR Quad-Intel Force’s liaison office will be set up at the NBP as part of Bureau of Corrections’ drastic reforms to finally put an end on the culture of corruption and stop the operations of convicted drug lords and other convicted syndicate leaders inside the detention facility,” Eleazar said following talks with BuCor Director Gerald Bantag. “Natutuwa kami na pumayag si Director General Bantag na magtayo kami ng Liaison Office and in fact, very open siya sa suggestion at lahat ng tulong na maiibibigay sa kanya upang maisaayos ang Bilibid.”  

The Quad-Intel Force is composed of the NCRPO, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-NCR, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-NCR, and the Joint Task Force-NCR of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It will provide the BuCor information about the criminal group operations that are possibly connected with convicted felons inside the NBP.

“The liaison office of the Quad-Intel Force is aimed at thwarting any attempt of convicted drug lords and personalities to continue supervising and controlling their operation using their tentacles outside the NBP. It is also mandated to come up with operational plans on any actionable intelligence report inside NBP against the cohorts of convicted drug lords and personalities that include narcos in law enforcement agencies,” he said.

Eleazar said a total of 551 NCRPO personnel will be assigned to the NBP to help Bantag stop corruption and crime inside the national penitentiary which is being hounded by charges that powerful and moneyed convicted drug lords continue to operate inside by bribing everybody.

Eleazar said the battalion-size NCRPO strike force will replace existing NBP guards who were ordered replaced by Bantag. The latter sought the help of Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año and Philippine National Police chief General Oscar D. Albayalde in getting police augmentation to the NBP.