Napoles jailed at Laguna police camp

The detention facility where Janet Lim-Napoles will be detained at Fort Sto Domingo in Sta Rosa, Laguna, as photographed on September 1, 2013. Photo courtesy PNP PIO/SAF

Janet Lim-Napoles, the woman at the center of the pork barrel scam, was transferred to her new detention facility in Fort Sto. Domingo, Sta. Rosa, Laguna just before dawn September 1. The facility is situated in an eight-hectare training camp of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police where ousted President Joseph Estrada was once jailed. The transfer was ordered by a Makati court last August 30, following claims by the warden of the Makati City jail, where Napoles was detained for two nights, that he could not ensure her security. Napoles is scheduled to be arraigned on September 9 over charges she and her brother, who remains at large, illegally detained their cousin and former employee, Benhur Luy, who has since turned whistleblower. Government is also preparing charges against her for being the alleged conduit of lawmakers in pocketing funds meant for development projects.

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