Jail guard nabbed in Baguio drug bust

Mae Cornes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 05 2017 09:32 PM

A pistol and bag confiscated from JO3 Donald Kelly, who was arrested in a drug bust Monday night. Photo courtesy of Police Regional Office Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY – A total of P40,060 worth of shabu was confiscated from a jail guard in Upper Session Road, Baguio City Monday night.

Authorities arrested JO3 Donald Kelly, a jail guard at the Itogon District Jail previously assigned in the Baguio City Jail, in a buy-bust operation.

Authorities confiscated from the suspect two sachets of suspected shabu with a market value of P40,060, one caliber 9mm Taurus pistol service firearm, one 9mm Taurus magazine containing thirteen bullets, and P9,000 cash.

“Nakapag-buy bust tayo dun sa isang babae. Itong babae naman, itinuro din 'yung pinagbibilhan. Ginawa natin, nag-buy bust uli tayo,” said Police Chief Insp. Marlo Evasco, Baguio City police chief.

Police are still investigating if Kelly is also involved in selling drugs inside the jail.

“'Yung isa ring bumibili sa kanya, dati ring bilanggo. Nung nakalaya, nagsama sila, 'yun ang tagabenta niya,” Evasco said.

The suspect is now detained at the jail where he used to work as he faced drug charges and administrative cases.