Parang Con Air! Duterte wants to buy aircraft for transporting VIP inmates
President Rodrigo Duterte wants to buy an aircraft for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to use in transporting high-profile inmates.
In a speech at the BJMP’s event in Laguna Wednesday (September 26), Duterte acknowledged the risks faced by BJMP personnel in bringing high-profile inmates from one place to another.
He said there were instances when BJMP personnel were killed while doing their duty.
“We’ll have to devise a way of transporting criminals, especially in the territory of Mindanao which is fraught with so many dangers. We’ll have to look for it,” he said.
Duterte suggested an airplane as a means of transporting high-profile inmates.
“Maghanap ako ng pinaka — ‘yung eroplano. Maybe one for Mindanao and sa Visayas ‘pag we are transferring a high-profile, a high-value target, you will use the plane,” he said.
Duterte said he prefers transporting high-profile inmates by air because there are more dangers in doing so by land or water.