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More Victims Of Mary Jane's Recruiter Surface

More Victims Of Mary Jane’s Recruiter Surface
Kristina Sergio. Screen grab from ABS-CBN News.

| On 02, May 2015

Mary Jane Veloso might not be the only victim.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that two more victims of Ma. Kristina Sergio, the alleged recruiter of Veloso, appeared claiming that they are victims too.

Sergio was put under protective custody, while facing charges of illegal recruitment, human trafficking and estafa by swindling over the case of Veloso. The cases were filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against her and two more.

De Lima however declined to divulge more information regarding the identities and whereabouts of the victims in regards to the verification of the NBI.

Explaining that Veloso will stand as witness and complainant against Sergio, her live-in partner Lulius Lacanilao and an African citizen, the cases will be treated separately.

“The NBI Complaint covers the case of Mary Jane. She has personal knowledge on the circumstances and could prove her claim that she’s a victims, that she was duped into carrying that luggage with illegal drugs there in Indonesia,” said De Lima.

Unconfirmed claims of a woman via social media noted that she encountered Sergio in the airport asking her to carry a luggage, which she declined.

The Philippines requested Veloso to appear in court this May 8 and 14. However, local newspapers in Indonesia noted that it is impossible for the Indonesian government to allow her to travel to the Philippines. It is also reported that Mary Jane will be asked to conduct a video conference or sublit a written testimony to prove her innocence.

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