Number of Filipinos Arrested for Drug Smuggling Worldwide

Around 500 Filipinos were being held in jails around the world for drug smuggling offenses at the start of 2011, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. Most of the people arrested were women who were acting as drug mules.

227 cases of Filipinos being arrested for drug trafficking took place in China.

Source: “DFA: Over 220 Pinoys in China‚Äôs jails for drug trafficking,” GMA News, February 19, 2011.