This was reported by the AP as printed in The Daily Yomiuri (Japan), April 17, 1996. Two Hong Kong men imprisoned in the Philippines for nearly five years on drug smuggling charges were freed when their convictions were overturned on appeal. When they attempted to leave Manila, they were fined by the Immigration Bureau 50,000 pesos ($1925) for remaining in the Philippines after their visas had expired. After the British Embassy pointed out that the men stayed because they were in prison, the bureau reduced the fine to 28,500 pesons ($1095), claiming it was the fee for clearing up the paperwork.
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