• Veloso’s spouse submits affidavit

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    The husband of Mary Jane Veloso on Monday maintained that Kristina Sergio is a member of a big syndicate.

    In his affidavit submitted at the Department of Justice, Michael Candelaria said Julius Lacanilao, Sergio’s partner, went to heir house on April 18, 2010.

    “Inalok ni Tintin ng trabaho si Mary Jane sa Malaysia, pwede daw siyang magtrabaho doon bilang domestic helper sa isang best friend niya,” Candelaria said.

    Since they considered Lacanilao a member of the family because his parents were among their wedding sponsors, Candelaria said his wife accepted the job offered by Sergio.

    But when they learned that Veloso was jailed in Indonesia, Sergio told them not to worry because they can allegedly shell out millions to get Mary Jane out.

    “Nang makausap namin siya, sinabihan kami na huwag daw kami mag-alala dahil kaya nilang gumastos ng ilang milyon para mailabas si Mary Jane sa kulungan. Kaya daw nila gawin ito kung hindi iisa-isahin kami ng sindikato at manganganib ang buhay ni Mary Jane,” Candelaria said.

    He added that Sergio confessed to them that she is a member of a big syndicate.

    The National Bureau of Investigation-Anti Human Trafficking Division said the affidavit will bolster the case filed by Veloso against Sergio and Lacanilao because he has direct and personal knowledge on how Veloso was recruited.

    Veloso was convicted and sentenced to die by firing squad for smuggling heroin in Indonesia.

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