- The Bureau of Corrections confiscated thousands of gadgets and contraband from inmates
- The items that were confiscated including cellphones and laptops were destroyed by the officials
- Aside from the gadgets, there were also tobaccos and cigarettes confiscated from the inmates
- About a year ago, the BuCor made the headlines because of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law
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The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) confiscated thousands of cellphones, laptops, and other contraband on Thursday.
KAMI learned that the gadgets were from the inmates in the New Bilibid Prison.
According to the Facebook post of News5, BuCor destroyed the gadgets that include cellphones, WiFi boosters, laptops, and DVD players.
In a tweet by CNN Philippines, there 3,817 cellphones, 101 pocket Wi-Fi, 41 tablets, and seven laptops. Aside from that, there were also game consoles, power banks, and other accessories.
There were also 2,072 tobacco bars, 1,014 hand-rolled cigarettes, 98 cigarette sticks, and some bladed weapons.
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The Bureau of Corrections is an agency of the Department of Justice. Its headquarters is in the New Bilibid Prison Reservation in Muntinlupa City.
About almost a year ago, President Rodrigo Duterte fired former BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon after he got involved in the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.
According to the BuCor, about 22,049 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) were released from prison in 2014 to 2016 because of the GCTA law.
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