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Filipinos may face death in Indonesia for drug smuggling

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Three Philippine men could face the death penalty in Indonesia after being caught trying to smuggle methamphetamine with a street value of $2.1 million into the country, an official said Tuesday. 

Indonesian custom officers show journalists three drug suspects from the Philippines with the evidence in Tangerang on April 9, 2013. The three Philippine men could face the death penalty after being caught trying to smuggle methamphetamine with a street value of $2.1 million into the country, an official said.

The trio were arrested last week with the 15.3-kilogram (33.7-pound) drugs haul after arriving from Hong Kong at the main airport serving the capital Jakarta, customs official Okto Irianto told reporters.

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