Power tools, more weapons seized in second Bilibid raid


Power tools, an air conditioning unit, a flat screen television and DVD players were among the items found inside the detention room of convicted former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez at the New Bilibid Prison on Saturday morning.

The ex-official, detained for double murder for the killing of University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) students Mary Eileen Sarmenta and Alan Gomez in 1993, is among the 3,000 inmates at the maximum security compound who were subjected to a second round of shakedown.

Sanchez said he needed the appliances because he has skin asthma, heart and kidney diseases.

Also confiscated from the other inmates were firearms, bladed weapons, suspected drugs, cellular phones, desktop computers, pocket Wi-Fis, DVD players, televisions, speakers, refrigerators, and an equipment for making liquor.

About 500 personnel of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) conducted the raid led by NBP superintendent Richard W. Schwarzkopf Jr. and BuCor Director General Ricardo Rainier Cruz 3rd.

High-powered firearms, drugs, and sex toys were among the illegal items seized during a raid conducted early last week.


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  1. in the first place, why these items are in the bilibid prison? Someone is facilitating these.
    Simple logic, if these items are being allowed in the prison and guards as well as officers could not find the culprit, then they are the culprit. They are part of this scheme.

    The entire prison management has to be sacked.