While conducting a surprise raid in their cells on Wednesday, dela Rosa came face-to-face with big-time inmates Peter Co, Jaybee Sebastian, and Herbert Colangco, GMA News reported.
The PNP Chief, who was wearing the Special Action Force (SAF) unit's camouflage uniform, first spoke to Co and stared the latter down as he was being ignored at first.
He said, "Look at me, you look at me. You're Peter Co?"
Up next was Sebastian, known to be the leader of the Commando Gang inside the NBP.
"Ikaw pala siga dito? Eh sabi mo nga sa interview mo siga ka," dela Rosa asked. "Dinagdagan mo pa yung offense mo, sinabi mo hindi ka lang killer, carnapper pa? Ano pa nga ba sabi mo?"
Sebastian was visibly shaken and politely denied everything.
Lastly, dela Rosa met convicted bank robber Colangco, who seemed unwell and distraught. The two had a chat in Visaya, in which Colangco revealed Co as the top drug lord of Bilibid.
Dela Rosa visited the NBP to lead the turnover ceremony for SAF troopers who will start manning the national penitentiary, which is part of the Duterte administration's all-out war against drugs.