“We found no illegal drugs, liquor, and cigarette during the search”, said Jail Superintendent Andrew Tauli, Bataan District Jail warden, who led the joint surprise inspection of jail cells with operatives and representatives of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police, and media.
“What we collected were assorted and unnecessary items that needed to be taken out so as not to congest the cells”, he said.
“There were nail cutters, scissors, ballpens, and other personal belongings that will be properly accounted and returned to inmates”, he also said.
For his part, PDEA Provincial Head Marlou Ordona remarked on the result of the operation, “This is good, we found no illegal drugs and other illegal contrabands”.
He led a team of PDEA operatives with two canine dogs joining the operation.
“We are very strict so as to ensure no contraband would be brought inside the district jail”, Tauli said.
A week before the Operation Greyhound, BJMP guards intercepted cigarettes hidden in the belt of a visitor.
Aside from the multi-agency search Operation Greyhound, we are also tasked as BJMP on our own to do search for contrabands inside jail cells four times a month.
“But here in Bataan District Jail, we conduct search inside cells five times a month”, said the jail warden.