Tagbilaran district jail raid yields drugs, cash, weapons

August 19, 2019

A ‘Greyhound operation’ inside the Bohol District Jail in Tagbilaran City early morning Sunday resulted in the seizure of a cache of drugs, cash and improvised weapons, Police Regional Office 7 director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas reported yesterday.

According to the Central Visayas police director, Bohol Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Jonathan A. Cabal, launched the operation in coordination with the Bohol jail warden, the local Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and National Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

At 5 a.m. Sunday, heavily-armed SWAT officers from the Bohol police, the Tagbilaran City Police Station and the PRO7 Regional Mobile Force Battalion and the other concerned law enforcement agencies stormed the jail located in Cabawan District.

Sinas said all inmates and their cells were searched during the raid. He said Cell No. 20 which is being occupied by drug offender Oliver Ceruela Manubag yielded 28  pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets containing around five grams of suspected shabu valued at P34,000 and a plastic used to contain the sachets.

Manubag was placed under the custody of the PDEA Region 7 for further investigation following the discovery of the drugs in his cell.

Sinas said also recovered during the search of the entire Bohol jail facility were P147,899.20 in various denominations which were all turned over to the jail warden, six mobile phones with different SIM cards, three spare SIM cards, assorted drug paraphernalia, one improvised weighing scale, assorted improvised bladed and pointed weapons, eight small plastic sachets with traces of suspected shabu and assorted notebooks and papers with names of persons and their cellphone numbers.