DFA stated that no formal charges have been filed against the detained seafarers yet, but local officials are cooperating with Mexican authorities.
The Filipinos, along with three Polish nationals, were members of the Cypriot-flagged UBC Savannah vessel, and were brought in, on July 27, by the Mexican authorities for questioning over the drug law violations.
In essence, the DFA reported
Embassy representatives were able to speak with seven of the Filipino seafarers currently detained for questioning. The group is generally in good spirits, and informed the Embassy representatives that their families have been informed of what happened.
Moreover, DFA added that it is in position of providing any form of legal assistance to protect the Filipino seafarers' right to be heard in the court. Yet, in the possibility that they're found guilty, they will have to face the legal consequences of their actions.