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Busted Filipinos assured of due process–Spanish envoy

Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Domecq: Due process. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Spanish officials in Manila on Thursday assured the public that a number of Filipinos detained for alleged drug trafficking in Spain would be accorded their legal rights as they face charges in court.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA identifying 20 Filipinos arrested in Spain drug raids

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DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is working to get the identities of the 20 Filipinos arrested in Spain for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese caught with shabu-making instruments charged in court

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A Chinese national arrested over the weekend has been charged before the Quezon City courts for allegedly smuggling instruments used in manufacturing illegal drugs.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chapo’s Rise: From poor, abused to cartel kingpin

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

It was nighttime in May of 1990, in the heyday of the cocaine boom across America. Twenty Mexican federal police officers and a handful of U.S. Customs agents, acting on a tip, descended on a stucco home on the edge of Agua Prieta, Mexico — a stone’s throw from Arizona. “Policia,” they yelled, guns drawn, before busting down the front door.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the know: Sinaloa drug cartel

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. AP FILE PHOTO

The drug trafficking cartel known as Sinaloa derives its name from Mexico’s remote state. It is said to be the ancestral land of the country’s most notorious traffickers, bound in an “alliance of blood.” Prominent members are cousins by marriage or brothers-in-law.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P400M shabu seized in Batangas drug lab raid

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A Chinese national and a Filipino couple were arrested in a Christmas Day raid of a clandestine shabu laboratory in Lipa City that netted over 80 kilos of the suspected prohibited drug valued to be around P400 million.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

NBI uncovers new way to ship shabu in arrest of 3 Chinese

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The National Bureau of Investigation seized P314 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and arrested three Chinese nationals during a raid on a drying station in Tondo, Manila, last week.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Briton wanted for drug trafficking in US nabbed in Subic

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Bureau of Immigration agents have arrested a Briton wanted for drug trafficking in the United States, acting Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said Saturday.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Seoul seeks deportation of wanted Korean fugitive

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A representative of the South Korean government in Manila has sought the deportation of a Korean fugitive who was arrested for beating his wife and taking his child hostage last week in Quezon City.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Drug mules are not OFWs

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Many were not surprised that another Filipino caught smuggling drugs into China was executed. We just want to clarify that most of the convicted drug mules went to China as “tourists,” not as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). A drug-smuggling syndicate had recruited them.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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