2 Pinays arrested in Hong Kong airport for carrying 14.5 kilos of methamphetamine

The cache of illegal drugs is reportedly worth P60 million.

The Philippine Star's Pia Lee Brago reports that two Filipino women were arrested at the Hong Kong airport on Sunday for allegedly carrying an estimated P60 million worth of illegal drugs, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday, July 30.


The report quoted DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez as saying that the Philippine consulate general in Hong Kong received a report from the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department that two Filipinas, aged 27 and 31, were arrested on July 28 at the airport for trafficking dangerous drugs to Hong Kong from Clark, Pampanga.


Based on the Hong Kong report, DFA said the suitcases of the two Filipinas were discovered to contain 14.5 kilos of methamphetamine with a street value of $1.4 million or around P60 million. The Filipinas are currently detained at the Tai Lam Centre for Women while awaiting an October trial date.


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