• Two Filipinas arrested in HK for carrying drugs

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    HONG KONG authorities reportedly arrested two Filipina siblings at the Chek Lap Kok Airport who were found with 14 kilos of crystal methamphetamine in their luggage.

    A report aired on Radio Television Hong Kong on Monday said the Filipinas, ages 27 and 31, were arrested on Sunday while they were boarding a flight back to Subic.

    The drugs were hidden inside the false compartments of three luggages. The street value of the drugs was pegged at HK$11 million or approximately P61.4 million. But sold in the Philippines, the drugs could double its amount.

    The same report said the seizure of the two Filipinas were the biggest since 2011. It came barely a month after a Filipinas was executed in mainland China for being convicted of drug trafficking.

    Crystal methamphetamine supposedly creates a feeling of “euphoria and increased confidence” but hallucinations and paranoia are potential side-effects. It has reportedly became quite popular for young addicts in Asia.

    Under Hong Kong law, manufacturing and trafficking dangerous drugs carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of HK$5 million.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), as of posting, has yet to confirm the reports and whether or not Philippine officials in the island already communicated with the two Filipinas.

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