Bilibid inmate ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez caught with P1.5M worth of shabu concealed in Virgin Mary statue

Antonio Sanchez, former mayor of Calauan, Laguna, was caught with one kilo of shabu inside his cell at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison, (NBP) where he is serving seven life terms for the rape-murder of Eileen Sarmenta and the murder of Allan Gomez, both students of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) in 1993, reports Pilipino Star Ngayon.

NBP Director General Oscar Calderon told Pilipino Star Ngayon that Sanchez is suspected of selling shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth a total of P1.5 million to his fellow prisoners. The drugs were found concealed inside a statue of the Virgin Mary during one of NBP’s random checkups. Sanchez has been known to collect icons of the Virgin Mary.

In a report by the Bureau of Corrections, Sanchez was found positive for drug use. Usually seen staring off into nothingness, he allegedly doesn’t bathe and doesn’t sleep at night, according to his fellow prisoners. It has been years since Sanchez had a visitor, the report said.

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