PHILIPPINE: President’s son questioned in drug case

President's Son In Drug Case
Philipines – President’s Son In Drug Case

In The Philippines

One of the sons of the Philippines president is being questioned over drug related offences in the country.

He is accused of helping drugs shipment from China into the Philippines.

The son; Paolo Duterte told a senate inquiry that claims he helped ship drugs from China to the Philippines were “baseless” and had gone ahead to deny involvement in a drug smuggling operation.

The president’s son-in-law also denied involvement, calling the allegations “rumours and gossip”.

President Duterte launched a violent campaign against drug crime shortly after he came to power last year.

Mr Duterte, whose crackdown has left thousands of people dead, has promised to resign if any family members are involved in the trade.

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