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Mary Jane Veloso's recruiters admit being part of drug ring

Mary Jane Veloso's recruiters admit being part of drug ring

Filipina drug convict Mary Jane Veloso's alleged illegal recruiters, Maria Kristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao, have admitted to local authorities that they are part of an international drug syndicate responsible for the drug trafficking charges that put Veloso on death row.

This surfaced in a 19-page resolution, dated May 7, 2015, released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) which recommended Sergio and Lacanilao's indictment for large-scale illegal recruitment. The resolution stated that the respondents themselves admitted to "their complicity and participation with an international drug syndicate that is responsible for the drug trafficking charges against Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia."

The DOJ said that further investigation showed that both Sergio and Lacanilao started working as drug mules in 2010 for a "West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) cell based in Malaysia headed by a certain Samuel Ezekalu aka 'Sam,' a Nigerian national residing at No. 1021, Kepong, Malaysia."


Updated : 2021-09-18 20:06 GMT+08:00