The New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is the source of 75 percent of drug transactions in the country, incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Thursday.
Aguirre said NBP has become a drug haven despite the series of raids known as “Oplan Galugad” being conducted by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). NBP is one of the seven facilities under the BuCor.
“Tama yun (referring to the 75 percent of drug transactions disclosed by incoming Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa) (That’s right). Ang ibang ilegal na droga ay galing pa sa (Some of the illegal drugs were from) mainland China,” Aguirre said.
Aguirre met with acting Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas.
Caparas said Aguirre was keen on focusing on drug-related cases, graft and corruption and certain agencies including the BuCor, which supervises, among others, the NBP.
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