• 2nd NBP raid yields guns, gadgets, drugs

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    More than 300 cellular phones, firearms, hundreds of deadly weapons and drug paraphernalia were surrendered by inmates from the Maximum Security Compound of the national penitentiary New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) on Monday.

    Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who returned to the NBP a week after she led a raid on the penitentiary, assured that heads will roll as she received information that illegal activities continue inside the prisons.

    Meanwhile, de Lima has issued Department Order 943 creating the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Clean-Up Oversight Team.

    The body will be given up to four months to do its job.

    In the latest raid, the smuggled items were put in boxes and shown to the prisoners at the NBP maximum security compound.

    But de Lima said she is not happy and satisfied with what the inmates yielded.

    “I have a gut feel that the gangs still have in their possession several weapons and illegal drugs and that what they surrendered are the weapons that they can no longer use,” she added.

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