Three men sentenced to life for transporting 6 kilograms of cannabis

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Three men in the Philippines have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in transporting 6.47 kilograms of cannabis in La Trinidad, the capital of the province of Benguet. The High Commission of Canada in Singapore reports the country’s “drug laws are among the toughest in the world. Last month, a 49-year-old man in Singapore, who was originally imprisoned on cannabis trafficking charges in 2015, was put to death. The Philippines ranks among the worst places on earth to get caught with cannabis, with potential death penalties for possessing a relatively small amount of the plant. Last year, after a 41-year-old Singaporean man was convicted of importing one kilogram of pot and sentenced to death by hanging, Ziggy Marley called out the island nation’s approach to cannabis.

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Three men in the Philippines have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in transporting 6.47 kilograms of cannabis in La Trinidad, the capital of the province of Benguet.

The trio was also ordered to pay a fine of P500,000 each (about $11,500), reports The Philippine Daily Inquirer

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