The visitation rights of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) Inmates are temporarily suspended. All the cells were also padlocked.
This after two inmates, Geno Pilapil and Alan Pilapil, were found in possession of drug paraphernalia. They were placed in separate isolation cells.
Capitol Consultant on jail matters Marco Toral said this will continue until their investigation involving the presence of illegal drugs in the facility is done.
This broke out after a woman in Liloan town was arrested for illegal drug trade last July 29.
She implicated one of the CPDRC inmates named Geno Pilapil of Cordova during the custodial investigation.
Toral said they raided Pilapil’s cell at 7:00 am after the news broke out.
They have found drug paraphernalia and items like cell phone, chargers, pack of cigarettes, electrical wirings, electric fan, and others that are prohibited inside.
Alan Pilapil, the woman’s brother, was also put under investigation. Toral clarified that Geno and the other Pilapils involved are not related.
Governor Hilario P. Davide III said the warden was already instructed to tighten the security at CPDRC. But he admitted that illegal drugs are always problem for every jail facility.
Toral was also clueless how the drug paraphernalia and other seized items sneaked into the facility despite the stricter security measures they have implemented.
Based on their initial investigation, he added that it also appears the inmates’ illegal activities outside has continued even while being imprisoned.