Three gangs mostly ‘drug personalities’ identified inside Dumaguete city jail

Three gangs mostly ‘drug personalities’ identified inside Dumaguete city jail

DUMAGUETE CITY — Three gangs have been identified inside the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) detention facility in Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City, with more than 500 detainees.

Warden Chief Insp. Pricel Arevalo said Wednesday he has conducted a body count of all detainees after an incident where inmates had blamed some jail guards for the inconvenience they suffered.

The existing gangs inside the BJMP in Bajumpandan included Batang City Jail (BCJ), Batang Cebu or BC-45 and BATMAN.

Arevalo, however, said not a single gang war has so far occurred as gang members are all from Dumaguete and almost all of them know each other, especially that more than 75 to 80 percent of the detainees were facing illegal drugs cases.

The existing gangs inside the BJMP in Bajumpandan included Batang City Jail (BCJ), Batang Cebu or BC-45 and BATMAN.

No other details are available, but each group has a leader they called “Kumander” and vice commanders including 17 “mayors”, according Arevalo.

Meanwhile, the chemistry result of four transparent plastic packs containing white crystalline granules tested positive for methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

The chemistry result was contained in a report submitted by forensic chemist Chief Insp. Josephine Suico Llena of the Police Crime Laboratry here.

The four plastic packs of shabu has a total weight of 739.49 grams with a value of PHP8,139,390.00.

Jail guards intercepted the shabu concealed inside several young coconuts that unidentified persons delivered to the city jail this past weekend. Juancho Gallarde/PNA-northboundasia.com