LOOK: Hot tub, sex doll inside Bilibid cell

Posted at Dec 15 2014 11:28 AM | Updated as of Oct 26 2017 10:07 AM

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Authorities discovered illegal drugs and entertainment facilities in some of the cells of high-profile inmates at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Monday morning.

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, accompanied by members of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP) held a surprise inspection at the national penitentiary's maximum security compound amid reports that convicted drug lords are still able to continue with their operations inside jail.

Government authorities seized suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) from convicted drug lord Peter Co in his room at the maximum security compound. Authorities also discovered a storage area, secret pathway, entertainment appliances, and even a sauna facility inside his room.

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.

In the room of robbery group leader Herbert Colangco, authorities found cash and music equipment. Colangco told dzMM's Alex Calda that the cash seized from him were supposed to be used for a feeding program.

NBI and PNP Special Action Force operatives said among the numerous entertainment items seized were 48-inch flat screen television and a PlayStation 4 unit.

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.

ABS-CBN News reporter Henry Omaga-Diaz said De Lima was surprised that the items were smuggled inside the NBP. He quoted the DOJ secretary as saying that heads will roll following this latest discovery.

De Lima said at least 19 convicted and influential drug lords will be transferred to another detention cell. Their visiting privileges have also been suspended.

- Radio dzMM, 15 December 2014