Gang leader in Bilibid has 5 Rolex watches

Posted at Dec 15 2014 02:31 PM | Updated as of Dec 15 2014 10:31 PM

An inspection on the cells of high-profile inmates of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Monday yielded illegal drugs, cash, and various luxury items.

One of the cells inspected belongs to convicted robbery gang leader Herbert ''Ampang'' Colangco. Seized from him were three storage vaults containing eight luxury watches, composed of five Rolex, one Patek Philippe, one Cartier, and one Panerai.

Also in the vaults were cash of various currencies and luxury wallets from high-end brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes.

Operatives from various law enforcement agencies swooped down on the national penitentiary amid reports that convicted drug lords are still able to continue with their operations inside jail.

Government authorities also discovered suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) six guns, a storage area, secret pathway, entertainment appliances, P1.4 million cash, and even a sauna facility inside the cell of convicted drug lord Peter Co.

They also seized papers containing a list of names with corresponding cash amounts from Co, suggesting that the convicted drug lord is still able to hold illegal operations behind bars.

Colangco told dzMM's Alex Calda that the cash seized from him were supposed to be used for a feeding program.

National Bureau of Investigation and PNP Special Action Force operatives said among the numerous entertainment items seized were a 48-inch flat screen television and a PlayStation 4 unit. Some of the rooms were also equipped with air-condition units.

A hot tub, sex doll, cash and shabu, meanwhile, were seized from the room of Jojo Baligad, a dismissed US Army serviceman who was jailed for drug trafficking.

- Radio dzMM, 15 December 2014