Cebu City jail warden relieved from post

Junrey Nadela, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 15 2016 07:07 PM

Authorities inspected Cebu City Jail and were able to P4.6-million believed to be drug-money, drug paraphernalia, gadgets, internet devices, TV sets, and some tools. Photo by Junrey Nadela, ABS-CBN News

CEBU CITY, CEBU - The jail warden of Cebu City Jail, Supt. Johnson Calub was relieved from his post after the greyhound operation conducted last Saturday dawn.

P4.6-million believed to be drug-money, drug paraphernalia, gadgets, internet devices, TV sets, and some tools were confiscated from over 3,000 inmates in the facility.

A former inmate gave substantial information to the officials of PRO-7 that prompted authorities to inspect the city jail.

With the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine Coastguard K9 Unit, the Philippine National Police (PNP) inspected the facility while all inmates were still asleep.

The informant said the jail has become a drug den, as many people from outside would come in as visitors to have pot sessions. 

The informant added that the jail guards who are connected to some drug lords and drug pushers outside the jail facilities, receive P3,000 weekly from each brigade. 

With the city jail having 36 brigades, jail guards receive roughly not less than P100,000 weekly.

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) will subject Calub and all the jail guards to an investigation.

Calub will be replaced by Supt. Jessie Calumpang starting on Tuesday.