Pinoy consulate staff held in SoKor for cannabis oil

MANILA, Philippines — A staff of the Philippine consulate general in New York was recently held in South Korea for questioning after cannabis (marijuana) oil was found in her luggage, sources at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday.

Sources said the staff was requested by a female diplomat whom she worked with at the Consulate General in New York to bring a package to Manila.

The diplomat, a junior officer at the Consulate General recalled to Manila last January, denied she knew what was inside the package sent to her.

Upon learning that one of the staff was scheduled to be recalled home, the diplomat called her up and requested her to bring with her a package for her mother-in-law.

With the package tucked inside her luggage, the staff decided to stay in South Korea for a two-week vacation before going home. 

But the staff was arrested by South Korean authorities for bringing

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