Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is optimistic that it will do what the previous administration failed to do, make New Bilibid Prison contraband free, and he is confident that in few more days it will be done.
“Given a few more days Bilibid will be cleansed of this contraband,” he said.
Last week, Aguirre along with PNP chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa welcome 300 SAF troopers that will takeover the Bilibid prison and they started to wipe out the contraband that were still hidden in prison cells.
Dela Rosa also faced high-profile inmates like Herbert Colangco and Peter Co who are allegedly run the place.
Aguirre said that the SAF has been conducting daily raids of the cells of the inmates and have confiscated contraband including more than half a million pesos, illegal drugs, mobile phones and weapons.
Because of these daily raids, Aguirre believes that the NBP will finally be cleansed.