Former Bureau of Corrections
OIC surrenders to NBI – report

February 26 2017 6:49 PM

Former Bureau of Corrections officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Sunday, February 26, according to a radio report.

Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes confirmed that Ragos surrendered on Sunday morning, the report said.

Judge Juanita Guerrero of the Muntinlupa regional trial court (RTC) Branch 204 on Thursday Feb.23, issued the arrest order of Ragos along with Senator Leila de Lima and Ronnie Dayan for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

READ: De Lima, 2 others face arrest on drug charges

De Lima is already detained at the Philippine National Police custodial center at Camp Crame in Quezon City after she voluntarily surrendered on Thursday.

READ: Police detained De Lima at PNP Custodial Center

READ: De Lima welcomes arrest, fight for honor

Meanwhile, Ronnie Dayan, de Lima’s former driver and bodyguard, was taken into custody at the Muntinlupa City jail.

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Testifying before the committee on justice at the House of Representatives on Sept. 20, 2016, Ragos and agent Jovencio Ablen Jr. said that they both delivered a total of P10 million to the house of de Lima then justice secretary as the “quota” imposed on inmates at the NBP.

Ragos said that the money came from detained drug lord Peter Co.

READ: NBI official, agent admit delivery of P10-M ‘quota’ to de Lima

Ragos voluntarily surrendered according to the NBI, the report added.