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Philippines: President Duterte's son denies drug smuggling

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By Euronews
Philippines: President Duterte's son denies drug smuggling

<p>One of the Philippine president’s sons has denied accusations of involvement in a drug smuggling operation.</p> <p>A senate inquiry is aiming to determine whether or not Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law helped ship 104 million euros’ worth of methamphetamine from China to the Philippines.</p> <p>It comes amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drug crime.</p> <p>A customs broker who initially said he’d heard the pair’s names mentioned in connection with the consignment has since retracted his statement.</p> <p>The president has promised to resign if it’s proved that any family members are involved in the drugs trade.</p>