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Palace hopes for Mary Jane Veloso’s release


Malacanang is hoping that convicted drug mule Mary Jane Veloso will be acquitted from her crimes.

According to PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., after Ma. Kristina Sergio stated that Veloso is innocent and was just a victim of an illegal drug syndicate, the Palace is leaving it up to the Department of Justice to continue monitoring the appeal of Veloso’s case to the Indonesian Supreme Court.

Coloma insisted that Justice Secretary Leila De Lima knows and understands the said issue regarding Veloso.

The PCOO Secretary added that it is clear that President Benigno Aquino III’s order to De Lima to conduct an in depth investigation and case build up against Sergio and the others involved in the drug trafficking case of Veloso.

De Lima stated that the recruiter’s admission regarding Veloso’s innocence is considered big development in the latter’s case.

In line with this, the affidavits of Sergio and her common-law husbad Julius Lacanilao, clarifying Mary Jane’s name have been submitted to the Indonesian court.

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