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High-profile inmate dies amid latest riot inside NBP

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The remains of convicted drug lord Tony Co have been brought to morgue of the Eastern Funeral Homes in Alaband, Muntinlupa City from the Medical Center of Muntilupa.

Co died during a riot inside the New Bilibid Prisons early Wednesday morning.

Based on the statement of acting Bureau of Corrections head Rolando Asuncion, Co was stabbed by fellow inmate, former Maj. Clarence Dongail after the former was caught in a shabu session with Vicente Sy and Peter Co in building 14 of the Maximum Security Compound.

Another high-profile inmate, Jaybee Sebastian who responded from the said fight, was also injured.  The four inmates were then brought to the Medical Center of Muntinlupa.

Co’s body was claimed by his family and brought it to the Eastern Funeral homes.

Meanwhile, Sebastian’s lawyer, Eduardo Areva said that his client needs an operation because they will need to insert a tube in his body for air flow.

In line with this, Areva is asking the Bureau of Corrections if they can transfer Sebastian to the Asian Hospital for the said operation.

In an exclusive interview of DZRH with Daisy Sy, wife of Vicente, her husband only sustained minor injuries.

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