MANILA – Two Filipino women were arrested in Hong Kong last Sunday for drug trafficking.
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed the reports adding that the two Pinays, aged 27 and 31 and possibly related to each other, have been charged for carrying the illegal drugs--14.5 kilos of shabu--worth $1.4 million.
The court hearing is set for October.
Hernandez however declined to divulge the names of the Filipinas, but he assured that the DFA is providing them assistance.
The DFA could not give out further details about their arrest.
Agence France-Presse earlier reported that authorities at the Chek Lap Kok airport discovered the illegal drugs hidden inside false compartments of three suitcases carrying men's clothing.
The two were said to be on their way to Clark when they were arrested last July 28.
Under Hong Kong law, manufacturing and trafficking dangerous drugs carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of five million Hong Kong dollars. Report from Henry Atuelan, DZMM and Agence France-Presse