Police confiscate drugs, P1M cash from Cebu jail inmates

Aiza Marrie Layague, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 13 2016 01:00 PM | Updated as of Aug 13 2016 07:16 PM

CEBU CITY - Police on Saturday stripped inmates of two jail houses here and deployed tracker dogs in an inspection that yielded illegal drugs and millions of pesos in cash.

The inmates were asked to remove their clothes to make sure that they were not hiding small packets of drugs in their underwear, said Chief Inspector Dexter Calacar, Cebu region police spokesman.

The inspection on the Cebu City Jail resulted in the seizure of P4.6 million cash, 48 sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or "shabu" worth P240,000, Tramadol painkiller capsules, TV sets, laptops, and mobile phones.

An additional P120,000 cash, more "shabu," weighing scales, ledgers, debit cards, and mobile phones were recovered from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC).

The pre-dawn raid, dubbed "Greyhound," was done following a tip from one of the inmates, who claimed jail guards were aware of what was happening.

Some of the cells were found stocked with boxes of cigarettes and expensive pairs of rubber shoes. -- reports from Aiza Marrie Layague and Rhea Soco, ABS-CBN News