Aquino, Jokowi ink illegal drug trafficking agreement

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Aquino, Jokowi ink illegal drug trafficking agreement

President Benigno Aquino III and Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed 4 agreements when they met in Malacañang on Monday, February 9. Among these was a Memorandum of Understanding involving the fight against illegal drug trafficking. The signing of the agreement comes as the Philippines requests for a judicial review of the case of 30-year-old Mary Jane Veloso, sentenced to death in October 2010 for attempting to smuggle 2.6 kilograms of heroin into Indonesia from Malaysia in April of the same year. The clemency request was among the 16 rejected by Jokowi on January 9, 2015.

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