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06

May

2010

DFA hails success of "Operation Homerun"

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) lauded the success of "Operation Homerun", which resulted in the neutralization of an international drug trafficking organization.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-led operation covered the Philippines and neighboring Asain countries. Working with foreign law and drug enforcement authorities, the operation led to the arrest of nine male Nigerians, one female Thai, one female Malaysian, and two Filipinas.

"Operation Homerun" was designed to identify and arrest members of an international drug trafficking syndicate operating in Thailand, Malaysia, China, and the Philippines. It also hopes to rescue Filipinas who are exploited by the syndicate as "drug mules" or couriers.

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