RP in no hurry to get custody of Smith

MANILA, Philippines – The government is in no rush to get custody of a US Marine convicted of raping a Filipina two years ago, despite a Supreme Court order that he be moved from the US Embassy to a Philippine prison.

Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno said Lance Corporal Daniel Smith is detained at the US Embassy under an agreement between Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo and US Ambassador Kristie Kenney in 2006.

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