Thursday, October 29, 2015

PHL consulate: 30% of detained OFWs in Jeddah due to drug cases

Some 30 percent of OFWs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia jails have cases related to illegal drugs.
A report on "Unang Balita" on Wednesday said the Philippine Consulate there has expressed concerns over the high incidence of drug cases involving Filipinos in the Kingdom.

Records from the consulate showed that 60 of the over 200 Filipinos in Jeddah detention facilities were involved in illegal drugs use, sale, or smuggling.

Moreover, the report said that the consulate has reported one OFW on death row, and another one is due for deportation.

Most of the OFW cases there are still on trial, the consulate noted.

Next to drugs, the most number of cases that led to OFW detention include immorality and theft. — LBG, GMA News - See more at:

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