THE National Capital Region’s Quad-Intel Force will set up its intelligence command headquarters at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) to facilitate the easy sharing of information on convicted felons believed to still running the operations of drugs syndicates and other criminal groups from behind bars.
Metro Manila police director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the liaison office will serve as the eyes and ears of the Quad-Intel Force inside the NBP.
“The liaison office of the Quad-Intel Force is aimed at thwarting any attempt of convicted drug lords and personalities to continue supervising and controlling their operation using their tentacles outside the NBP,” Eleazar said.
“The task force is mandated to come up with operational plans on any actionable intelligence report inside the NBP involving the cohorts of convicted drug lords and personalities that include narcos in law enforcement agencies,” he also said.
Eleazar said it is the first time that intelligence units of various government law enforcement agencies are allowed to set up an office at the NBP for monitoring and intelligence-sharing with the Bureau of Corrections.
The Quad-Intel Force will share with the BuCor information on the operation of criminal groups that involve felons languishing inside the NBP.
It is likewise seen to help BuCor in the implementation of drastic reforms aimed at putting an end to the culture of corruption and stop the operations of convicted crime lords and syndicate leaders inside the detention facility.
The Quad-Intel Force is composed of the National Capital Region Police Office, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency -NCR, the National Bureau of Investigation-NCR, and the military’s Joint Task Force-NCR. The alliance was formed to fight illegal drugs.
It was Eleazar who initiated the formation of the Quad-Intel Force following revelations that many of the operations of illegal drugs syndicates are being run by big-time drug lords who have already been sent to jail and amid perceived disagreements among law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.