As part of the Oplan Galugad of Camarines Norte Provincial Jail (CNPJ), a random drug test was conducted among CNPJ personnel yesterday, February 3, 2022. Unfortunately, 2 inmates and 2 personnel resulted positive in the said test.
The mandatory drug testing was spearheaded by the Camarines Norte Provincial Office (CNPPO) through the leadership of PTCOL Julius D. Guadamor together with the 901st Special Action Team (SAC) of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Camarines Norte Criminal Investigation and Detection Team Provincial Fiel Unit (CN-CIDT-PFU), PECU and Provincial Government of Camarines Norte (PGCN) in the presence of Provincial Legal Counsel, Atty. Don H. Culvera and Provincial Jail Warden.
Five pieces of a heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected illegal drugs were found inside the jail from a former police officer, Jacky Palomar, and 1 sachet of small and medium-sized transparent sachet to Carlo Rieza.
After the mandatory testing, Provincial Jail Warden and Atty. Culvera requested to also conduct random testing on CNPJ’s personnel. Unfortunately, 2 personnel tested positive from the use of illegal drugs.
According to PCOL Guadamor, this activity is a joint effort of the agencies stated above. They have been planning to conduct this activity for quite a while now which is why they have been doing conferences and decided to perform this operation early in the morning so that authorities will not have an idea about this.
Atty. Culvera gave a stern warning to CNPJ personnel after the result of the random test conducted yesterday. This is to secure the actions and whereabouts not only of the inmates but also personnel of CNPJ.
Meanwhile, further investigation is now being done by CNPJ regarding the alarming result of the drug test conducted yesterday.
According to Atty. Culvera, said personnel will be given a chance to go through due process, however, he highly insisted that said personnel can no longer go back to their respective jobs after testing positive for illegal drugs.
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