Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II mentioned he could have sole approval of all transfers on the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) involving high-profile inmates who’ve been convicted over drug-related charges.
“All subsequent transfer of High-Profile/High-Risk inmates and/or inmates convicted of offenses related to illegal drugs within the NBP shall be signed and approved by the Secretary of Justice,” learn Aguirre’s Department Order No. 496 which was issued Monday (July 24).
At the identical time, Aguirre additionally advised the BuCor to “immediately return to their original detention facility, all inmates who were previously transferred from Building 14 to Maximum Security or Medium Security and from maximum Security to Medium Security, National Bilibid Prison (NBP), BuCor since 01 December 2016.”
Aguirre ordered the BuCor to additionally give him “the list and inventory of all inmates who were previously transferred to another detention facility within the NBP, including the reason for such transfer, the date when the inmate was transferred, the original detention facility to which they were transferred.”
The Secretary gave the BuCor to conform along with his order inside 10 days.
Earlier, Aguirre expressed considerations over the revival of the unlawful medicine commerce on the Bilibid and, with the intention to tackle the problem, already had the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a probe.