Ex-Bucor chief to be detained at NBI cell

February 27 2017 11:45 AM

Rafael Ragos screengrab from People's Television twitter video
Rafael Ragos screengrab from People’s Television twitter video

The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court has ordered the detention of former Bureau of Corrections officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) detention center, a radio report said on Monday February 27.

Ragos voluntarily surrendered on Sunday, Feb 26, to the NBI.

READ: Former Bureau of Corrections OIC surrenders to NBI – report

On Feb. 23, Judge Juanita Guerrero of Muntinlupa RTC branch 204 issued the arrest order against Ragos, 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

Ragos, who was former NBI deputy director, said at a house committee hearing last September 2016 that he and agent Jovencio Ablen delivered a total of P10 million to the house of De Lima who was then justice secretary as the “quota” imposed on inmates at the NBP.

According to Ragos, the money came from detained drug lord Peter Co.

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