Friday, 04 February 2011 14:39
“Drug courier is a big embarrassment to the Philippines,” said Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director-General Atty. Jose A. Fabia during the launching of the “Anti-Drug Courier Program” held recently in one of the local hotels in Cagayan de Oro.
According to DG Fabia, with the latest number of arrested Filipinos in China reaching 209, it sad to note that this happens considering that Philippines is one of the major exporters of manpower resources worldwide.
With this development, Fabia enjoins the communicators attending the activity to take responsibility in disseminating information to counter the negative effects brought about by drugs.
Drug mules or “drug couriers” are individuals who transport dangerous drugs in exchange for a huge amount of money.
Couriers hide their illegal “cargo” in secret compartments in their luggage. Some are also ingesting dangerous drugs to avoid detection. (PIA-Caraga)
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