Last January 23, joint operatives of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) led by Bataan District Jail Warden Supt. Andrew Tauli and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led by PDEA-Bataan Chief Marlou Ordoña, conducted a surprise inspection using shabu sniffing dogs inside the Bataan District Jail, and yielded negative result. Another measure is the conduct of random drug testing among inmates and BJMP personnel, including the jail warden.
“This shows that Bataan District Jail is drug-free,” said Supt. Tauli.
In a related development, BJMP chief Director Deogracias Tapayan has reported in a recent press briefing that out of 481 jails in the country, only 68 jails are so far drug-free. Tapayan said the BJMP still needs to double its efforts to rid other jails of illegal drugs.