Bohol used to be a favorable market of drugs from the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, having remote islands which are of distance from the mainland kept drug busters oblivious to the underground trade.
Classified information culled from the ongoing investigation on the proliferation of drugs at the NBP had it that some inmates, from time to time, managed to sneak out of the prison facility to deliver drugs to the islands.
Usually the rounds of delivery of the supply of drugs were undertaken at late night or dawn and the inmates who served as couriers, at all times, carried firearms.
Small fishermen venturing out to sea in between islands would eventually get hint of the presence of the couriers as bursts of gunfire would accompany them to signal that the latter be given way.
The fishing community, who had been used to such scenario, noticed the abrupt stoppage of such activities lately.
Law enforcers had also noticed the significant drop of supply of drugs in Bohol.
Former police provincial director Dennis Agustin had combed the islands identified as drop-off points of drugs from other provinces.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) continues to monitor the remaining concern areas to intercept any further shipment of drugs to Bohol.
The classified information provided the missing link how drugs from NBP managed to reach Bohol.
On the other hand, the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) maintains watch for the remaining drug personalities and block their usual illegal operations especially in areas that are now in the process of getting drug-free badges.
The police intelligence network in the towns and the city have also been tracking any personality linked to Kerwin Espinosa.
This, after Espinosa admitted during the December 5 Senate hearing that he had frequented the Causeway fishport at Sitio Ubos in Poblacion I of Tagbilaran City, although he had qualified that he just came to visit a sister who is married to a man whose family is into fish trading.
Espinosa had also denied having supplied shabu to Bohol.
Espinosa was forced to admit he had frequented the Causeway fishport after being grilled by Senator Panfilo Lacson during the resumption of the Senate hearing on the killing of his father, Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa.
Kerwin repeatedly denied having supplied shabu to any area in Bohol when Senator Lacson asked him.
However, when Lacson asked for an elaboration on reports that he (Kerwin) had been seen hanging around the Causeway area, the latter finally admitted he had been in the area because the family of his sister’s husband is into the fish trading.
Kerwin had been tagged as the no. 1 druglord in Eastern Visayas, and reports had it that some supply of shabu in Bohol came from his drug ring.
Causeway area in Poblacion Ubos had also been tagged as a concern area in the police campaign against illegal drugs.