CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte– Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Gilberto Cruz led in the burning of items confiscated during massive greyhound operations last week.
The destruction and burning of the confiscated items was held at the grounds of the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP), this town, on Monday(September 18), attended by representatives of different jail facilities in the region.
Cruz said that they have to burn the items, which included a drone, computer and television sets, and illegal drug paraphernalias, to show the public that they don’t recycle them.
“We want to show to the public that the police are not using them,” the police regional director said.
Last week, Cruz launched the ‘Oplan Galugad’ targeting all jail facilities in the region aim to ensure that no inmate will be in possession of contrabands and items prohibited inside the detention centers.
Destroyed and torched were 193 drug paraphernalia; 13 live ammunition and 9 fired cartridges; 276 deadly weapons; 249 electronic equipment and 233 other items including cash of P3,861 in nine detention facilities.
Cruz said that he will meet with detention officials to come up with mechanisms to ensure that no that contrabands and other illegal items would enter the detention facilities.
He said that more greyhound operations will be conducted in the succeeding days to ensure that they could achieve their objective.
“We suggested to the jail wardens to tighten their security and put closed circuit television cameras in the facilities,” Cruz said.