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Mexican envoy raises questions on reports Sinaloa drug cartel in PH

Ambassador Julio Camarena Villaseñor. Photo from http://www.pcoo.gov.ph

The Mexican Ambassador to the Philippines questioned reports that an infamous Mexican drug cartel was already operating in the country since no Mexican has ever been detained by authorities.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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Fears of a narco state

Panfilo Lacson and Terry Gould. Photo taken from  Gould's book

The recent Christmas Day police raid on a drug storage facility in a ranch in Lipa, Batangas –rented from paroled convicted killer Antonio Leviste – yielded P420 ($10 million) worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and the discovery of a new player in the Philippine drug scene.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Fil-Am sues US gov’t for wrongful detention


Filipino-American Sharon Arlanza Yost, a US citizen, is suing the US government after she was threatened with deportation and wrongfully detained for seven months by immigration authorities.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese national nabbed in Manila drug bust operation


A 25-year-old Chinese national believed to be a member of a drug syndicate was arrested and millions worth of suspected shabu were confiscated following a drug sting in Manila, a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency official said Wednesday.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Korean official seeks deportation of compatriot nabbed for abuse, drug raps

QCPD director Chief Supt. Richard Albano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A representative of the Korean government in Manila is seeking for the deportation of a Korean national nabbed for beating his wife and taking his child hostage last week in Quezon City.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DFA confirms 2 Filipinos nabbed in Hong Kong for drug smuggling try

Filipino children light candles outside the house of Sally Villanueva, one of three Filipinos executed in China after being convicted of drug trafficking, last March. AFP File Photo

They never learn.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Diaspora makes Filipino drug mules attractive to smuggling syndicates – De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Probe beyong ‘David Tan’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Narcotics syndicates prefer Filipinos to transport illegal drugs for them because many of them go abroad to work, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Thursday.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

De Lima tells families of drug mules: Cooperate with authorities

Filipino children light candles outside the house of Sally Villanueva, one of three Filipinos executed in China after being convicted of drug trafficking, last March. AFP File Photo

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to hunt down the alleged recruiter of the executed drug mule.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH hunting down drug syndicates after China drug mule execution


Law enforcers are hunting down drug syndicates involved in recruiting couriers in the country, Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Thursday in the aftermath of the execution Wednesday of a Filipina drug mule in China.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Filipina 5th Filipino drug mule to be put to death by China since 2011


The execution of a Filipina drug mule in China was the fifth Filipino nationals put to death for drug trafficking since the execution of four Filipinos in 2011.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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