RP seizes $10.4 million smuggled diamonds
MANILA -- A British woman has been arrested for allegedly smuggling $10.4 million worth of diamonds into the Philippines, an official said Friday.
Officers from the presidential anti-smuggling group arrested Alpha Kwok, a Chinese-born British national from Hong Kong, at an upscale Manila condominium Tuesday and seized 160 carats of diamonds along with uncut emeralds and other precious stones, said Antonio Villar Jr., head of the agency.
Kwok has been charged with smuggling and detained pending a review of the case by the Justice Department, Villar said.
She seemingly seems to be a Chinese woman born in China with a Hong Kong, British Passport issued prior to the Chinese takeover. I don't think she has ever been to Britain.
Kwok, who was born in China and lives in Hong Kong, remains in custody pending a review of the case by the Filipino justice department.
There of course is a debate over the actual amount she is alleged to of smuggled?