KIDAPAWAN CITY – Jail authorities in North Cotabato on Monday transferred high-profile inmates from the provincial jail to Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility in Gen. Santos City.
Senior Supt. Emmanuel Peralta, North Cotabato police provincial director, said the transfer was covered by necessary court order and part of BJMP programs to decongest crowded jail facilities.
He identified the high risk inmates as Abdulgani M. Abas aka Abas Abdulgani Malang; Larry P. Antelino, Jackmoro M. Bacana; Sanny P. Bacana; Nolia Badol; Celso F. Batoy; Molis H. Tashin aka Commander Kule Mamagong; Daud S. Milo aka Rahim Daud Manampan; Tonot S. Sandek aka Tonto Sandek Usman; Palao L. Amerol, Badrodin E. Abid; Lahmodin B. Ampuan; Joharie Anding Boisan; Arnold Macabuat Gonsang; Badrodin Macabuat Gonsang; Nasser Macabuat Gonsang; Jumar Sumen Diarog; Arcega Rajamuda Talib; Rudy Embodo Antiola and Nasser Suliek Karim.
Many of them are facing murder, multiple murder, frustrated multiple murder, arson, bombings, abduction, among others.
The transfer was preceded by the implementation of “Oplan Greyhound,” a campaign to cleanse detention facilities of banned or prohibited items like bladed weapons, electronic gadgets, firearms and explosives.
Peralta was accompanied by Supt. Rolando Senoc, BJMP assistant regional director; Gil Cesario Castro, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-12) director; Supt. Leo Ajero, Kidapawan Ctiy police director; Chief Inspector Frederick Saad of PNP Special Action Force; 1Lt. Celestino Boncales of 39th Infantry Battalion; Lt. Hermu Sora of 7th Infantry Battalion; Senior Fire Officer 1 Ricardo Dano of fire bureau and personnel from 911 Kidapawan City.
Peralta said the raid was conducted with the presence of Geraldine N. Mundas, Nora Laydan and Jemmar Elleombre, all officials of Barangay Amas, Kidapawan City. The jail facility is located in Barangay Amas, few hundred meters from the North Cotabato capitol grounds.
Peralta said the raid resulted in the recovery of 45 assorted cellular phone believed to have been sneaked inside the jail compound by visiting relatives of the inmates; 69 sharp objects like knives and icepicks and one circuit component for improvised explosive device.
Peralta said that this will not be the last time that they will conduct “Oplan Galugad” but until NCDJ is freed and cleansed from various forms of prohibited gadgets, sharp and deadly weapons and other items that would endanger the safety and security of the detainees and jail officials.
The jail facility was repeatedly subjected to attacks by armed groups that left several persons dead, including jail guards and high risks inmates rescued.
The latest of which was January this year with more than 100 detainees “rescued” by an armed group led by a former inmate.
Since then, security inside and outside the jail compound had been very strict but visitors somehow managed to sneak in prohibited items. On many occasions, jail guards prevented entry of prohibited drugs concealed by visitors through foods that they take in. EOF/PNA