Defense dept approves transfer of high-profile inmates to military facilities

MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) has given the green light for the transfer of high-profile inmates of the Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR) to military facilities.

“Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana has favorably acted on the request of Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II to provide space for inmates who will be transferred from BUCOR facilities to facilities under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP),” DND public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong said in a statement issued Friday.

“BUCOR will be responsible for the transportation, logistics and resources involved in the transfer of the inmates. BUCOR personnel will have custody over them while in detention,” Andolong said.

Aquirre earlier announced plans to transfer prisoners from the BUCOR to stop rampant corruption and illegal drugs in its prison facilities. PNA/