IEDs found inside SouthCot provincial jaila PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 May 2016 14:36

Security has been tightened in the South Cotabato Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (SCPDRC) after an attempt by some inmates to bolt out of jail using improvised explosive devices (IED), officials said today.

South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes directed jail officials to strictly enforce jail policies on visitors while investigation was going on as to who was behind the bomb-making activities inside South Cotabato’s largest the prison facility.

Several improvised bombs were found inside the compound but jail guards could not determine as to how the IED made its way inside the compound.

The IEDs were found on the eve of election day. Jail officials believed bombing suspects could be behind the bomb making and had planned to escape on election day while security officials were busy.

Fuentes said the high profile inmates, including bombers, kidnappers, drug syndicate members and high profile robbery gangs are detained at the facility located in Koronadal City.

In the meantime, visiting hours for relatives in detainees has been suspended until stricter security programs are in place.

The jail facility houses more than 700 inmates way above its capacity of about 400 detainees.