02 Apr '11, 9am

DTN Asia: Another Filipino faces execution by hanging, for drugs in Malaysia: Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/...

Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Another Filipino is facing the death penalty in Malaysia on charges of smuggling marijuana, and two more have been sentenced to life imprisonment on drug charges in Thailand. Aida Dizon Garcia, a 51-year-old college lecturer from Quezon City, is being assisted by the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, according to Assistant Foreign Secretary J. Eduardo Malaya, spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Garcia was reportedly arrested upon exiting a bus from Thailand last November for carrying 11.9 kilos of marijuana worth US$5,900 (17,800 ringgit) in her luggage. A report from The Associated Press quoted Malaysian prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin as saying that Garcia was traveling as a tourist and that police trailed her bus on a tip. Garcia pleaded innocent in a court in Malaysia's central Negri Sembilan state on Thurs...

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