The execution of three convicted filipino drug couriers in china wednesday as philippine president benigno s aquino iii stood powerless to stop the event underlines a deep divide between the region's reigning power and one of its chronic underachievers. Filipino drug mules - 101 east the philippines is well-known for exporting domestic workers across the world, but as low-income jobs disappear in the global recession, increasing numbers of. Drug mules or “drug couriers” are individuals who transport dangerous drugs in exchange for a huge amount of money, depending on the amount of drugs to be delivered and the route/distance to be traveled. The rise of femicide and women in drug trafficking october 28, 2011 november 3, 2011 coha until recently, men have dominated drug trafficking government crackdowns on drug trafficking organizations (dtos) have noticeably increased women’s involvement in drug trafficking but they have played key roles such as drug mules and bosses.
Some local drug syndicates are also involved in the international illegal drug trade, and utilize drug mules to transport small amounts of illegal drugs to other countries some overseas filipino workers have been utilized by drug syndicates as drug mules , either knowingly or unknowingly. Filipino drug mules smuggling drugs as mules labour rights groups say these women are victims of poverty one in four filipinos lives on less than $1 a day and one-tenth of the. The poverty problem has been here for a long, long time (“overseas”) and it is due to such extreme poverty that many filipinos have been driven to seek work abroad, only to be tempted to do things such as knowingly or unknowingly becoming drug mules. Maria sergio admitted she tricking veloso into being an unwitting drug mule, resulting in death penalty negotiations took place between indonesia and philippines' presidents veloso may become a.
Manila, philippines (ap) — a filipino man convicted on drug trafficking charges was executed in china on thursday despite an appeal for clemency from president benigno aquino iii on humanitarian. Year 2008, was the first time to expose a new technique in transporting cocaine, filipino drug mules has this alarming number of drug trafficking western african nationals or international illegal drug trade syndicates are staying in the philippines trying to gain more power through capsule cocaine. About 10 percent of the philippines' 94 million people toil abroad to escape widespread poverty and unemployment at home associated press writers teresa cerojano in manila and tini tran in. Poverty and drug mules in the philippines remains a challenge in the past four decades, the proportion of households living below the official poverty line has declined slowly and unevenly and poverty reduction has been much slow. Poverty pushes drug mules to crime—prelate filed under: headlines | manila, september 10, 2014—a prelate points to grave economic hardship as the reason why more and more filipinos get into trouble abroad, especially because of drugs.
A mule or courier is someone who personally smuggles contraband across a border (as opposed to sending by mail, etc) for a smuggling organizationthe organizers employ mules to reduce the risk of getting caught themselves methods of smuggling include hiding the goods in vehicles or carried items, attaching them to one's body, or using the body as a container. The numbers remain grim: according to official data, 26 million filipinos - about one in four - are mired in poverty that’s 263 per cent of the population, out of which 26 million are also. Al jazeera documentary - filipino drug mules 30 june 2011 share this page labour rights groups say these women are victims of poverty one in four filipinos lives on less than $1 a day and one-tenth of the population work abroad to send money home to support their families. On the day of the execution of three filipino drug mules by the chinese government on march 30, 2011, philippine radio talk show host ramon tulfo asked what happens to chinese nationals arrested in the philippines for drug trafficking. Poverty and drug use: a vicious cycle some of them are accused of recruiting young mothers to become drug mules so it's a really big issue, sociologist nicole curato says editor's note: all filipino quotes are translated to english how duterte's drug war can fail.
The condemned drug mules in foreign jails are victims of poverty, said labor rights campaigner garry martinez, head of labor rights monitor migrante he cited the case of a domestic worker who swallowed a tube of cocaine and tried to smuggle it into a manila airport, where she was arrested on friday. The philippines: a third world country funds allocated to decrease poverty are used by the officials for their own personal gain that’s why poverty is still on the rise despite economic growth 3 filipino drug mules executed in china – inquirernet, philippine news for filipinos (nd. China on wednesday executed three filipinos who were convicted of drug smuggling despite last-minute appeals for clemency and political concessions by philippine leaders, officials said. The plight of female drug mules in peru got international attention last year when an irish and a scottish woman were caught trying to smuggle 23 pounds of cocaine to spain.
According to migrante international chairperson garry martinez, like many other filipinos, the three facing death row are either victims of international drug syndicates, or victims of poverty and hopelessness. Manila, philippines the philippine government said china executed three filipinos convicted of drug smuggling wednesday despite last-minute appeals for clemency and political concessions by the. Drug mules are people, who are used by drug syndicates to carry illegal drugs to target market countriesthese drug mules mostly come from poor countries in the us , most of the drug mules are illegal immigrants, crossing the us- mexican borders.
The film drug mule is an advocacy film based on a true story of a young mother who was formerly a byahera or a drug mule this film mainly shows why these women are forced into this dangerous and illegal line of work, mainly because of poverty and the lack of option in life. Poverty and filipino drug mules essay olujimi akindeinde english 101 drug mules the problem of illicit drugs or narcotics, its manufacture, its use, and its transportation or trafficking across international borders is becoming a major world problem.
March 30, 2011 philippines: china executes 3 filipino drug mules hrvoje hranjski china on wednesday executed three filipinos who were convicted of drug smuggling despite last-minute appeals for. The philippine government said china on wednesday executed three filipinos convicted of drug smuggling despite last-minute appeals for clemency and political concessions by the southeast asian. The philippines is in the grip of an unprecedented anti-drug campaign as president duterte has repeatedly endorsed extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users.