CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has cleared the Bataan Provincial Jail of illegal drugs and “contraband”. This was gathered by newsmen yesterday here after the PDEA agents who conducted a surprise search and inspection inside the Bataan Provincial Jail last September 15, confiscated nothing in their operation inside the jail.
“The PDEA agents searched the jail’s facilities thoroughly with their “K9 sniffing dogs”, and conducted body search among the inmates but yielded negative,” said Supt Clarence E. Mayangao, Provincial Jail Warden.
The PDEA agents were led by Intelligence Agent 3 Liwanag Sandaan and reinforced by the BJMP personnel headed by Inspector Mark Sylvester Tan.
“One of the programs of BJMP is to attain a zero contraband and drug free facility,” said Mayangao who admitted that due to the large number of inmates, who as of this writing reached 1,436 individuals, they are having difficulty in ascertaining contrabands that may have been discreetly brought inside the jail. “At least, their so called Grayhound operation yielded negative,” added Mayangao.