Inmates smuggle Jacuzzi and blow up doll into prison (video)By Mason White 5:37 PM December 15, 2014
|Jacuzzi in prison|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A large police force stormed a prison in the Philippines, after receiving reports that inmates managed to smuggle luxury items into their cells.
Police raided the New Bilibid Prison on Monday morning, and discovered illegal drugs, a Jacuzzi and Rolex watches.
The Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, the National Bureau of Investigations, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Philippine National Police, conducted a surprise inspection at the prison amid reports that convicted drug lords are still able to continue their operations from within the prison.
Authorities also discovered six pistols, a secret room, entertainment devices and $31,300 in cash.
In the storage locker of one of the inmates, police found eight luxury watches, consisting of five Rolexes, a Patek Philippe, a Cartier, and a Panerai.
Police found high-end purses such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes. The inmates managed to smuggle into prison a 48-inch flat screen television and a PlayStation 4.
Some rooms were equipped with air conditioning units and blow up dolls.
At least 19 convicts and influential drug lords will be transferred to another detention center, where they would be isolated from other inmates.
Their visitation privileges have also been suspended.