Metro Manila — At least one convict died in a riot that erupted early Wednesday morning at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), Bureau of Corrections officer-in-charge P/Supt. Rolando Asuncion said.
Convicted drug lord Tony Co was killed, and three others wounded in the fight at Building 14 of the maximum security compound where high-profile convicts are held, according to Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes.
The so-called king of drug lords Jaybee Sebastian, Peter Co, and Vicente Sy are among those injured. They were brought to Medical Center Muntinlupa for treatment.
The Bureau of Correction is still investigating the incident.
Tony and Peter Co, and Sy are part of the so-called "Bilibid 19," drug lords who were found to be living high and continuing their illegal trade inside the national penitentiary.
After a raid in December 2015 revealed drugs, cash, and luxury items inside the areas or "kubols" of these convicts, they were trasfering to bilibid 14
Equipment like closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras were installed in the building.
On Tuesday, two high-powered signal jammers were installed inside Building 14 to make sure inmates can no longer use their smuggled cellphones which they had been using to conduct business despite a ban on these devices. [source]
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