De Lima: Drug syndicates involved in NBP explosion

By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 16 2012 02:58 PM | Updated as of Nov 17 2012 06:57 AM

MANILA - Rivalry among drug syndicates inside the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) is the suspected motive behind the explosion this morning at the state penitentiary's maximum security compound that injured several inmates.

This was bared by Justice Sec. Leila De Lima as a deeper investigation is underway into the attack.

An inmate was reported to have thrown an explosive to his fellow inmates who were jogging at around 5:15 this morning.

De Lima bared having received information that two drug lords who were part of the team that was jogging at the time may have been the target of the attack.

The justice chief said the Batang City Jail, Sigue-sigue, Sputnik, and Sigue-sigue Commando gangs are the ones with the "capability" to perpetrate such an attack.

A CCTV camera caught the attack on film.