Porn, appliances found in Negros Occidental jail

Meneil Lopez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 13 2016 10:17 PM

As part of the intensified crackdown on illegal drugs and contraband inside jails, the Bureau of Jail Mangement and Penology (BJMP) and the Philippine Drug enforcement Agency conducted "Operation Greyhound" at the Negros Occidental District Jail Wednesday morning.

Improvised deadly weapons, cellphones, appliances, jigsaw puzzles, pornographic materials, and DVD players were found during the inspection.

Chief Insp. Ruth Estales said cloth or any fabric found hanging in the inmates' beds was also confiscated for officers to easily monitor the movement of inmates and identify any illegal activities.

BJMP Regional Director Senior Supt. Hernan Grande said this is part of the President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to flush out illegal drugs from jails.

Grande said drug paraphernalia was also recovered in the district jail in a similar operation conducted last month.

The Negros Occidental District Jail has the second highest number of inmates in the Negros Island Region.