Filipinos continue smuggling drugs into Hong Kong and China despite executions

GMA News Online, 20 Aug 2013
The grim news about the execution last July of a 35-year-old Filipina caught carrying at least six kilos of heroin in China in 2011 brought to the fore once again the issue of Filipinos being recruited in the trade and trafficking of illicit drugs.
After the Filipina drug courier’s execution, Vice President Jejomar Binay warned Filipinos not to risk their lives attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into foreign countries. He said modern equipment can now detect now easily detect drugs, and authorities may not necessarily accost a drug mule immediately after detecting drugs.
However, just three weeks after the Filipina was executed in China, another drug trafficking case involving Filipinos made it to the headlines once again.
On July 31, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said two Filipino sisters were found carrying 14.5 kilos of methamphetamine — known in the Philippines as shabu — in Hong Kong a few days earlier. Full story
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