Friday, February 18, 2011
Husband: Recruiter gave bag with drugs to Sally
MANILA, Philippines - The husband of Sally Ordinario Villanueva, one of the three Filipinos on China's death row, confirmed Friday that he saw her receive a bag with drugs from her alleged recruiter.
Larry Villanueva was invited to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), where he narrated that he saw Tita Cacayan handing Sally a briefcase, which was later revealed to have contained heroin, before she left the country.
Villanueva said they never expected that the briefcase had drugs inside. They just learned about it from Cacayan after Sally was arrested because of the drugs.
Villanueva also confirmed Cacayan was Sally's recruiter.
He said he chose not to join Sally's parents to China, because he said he can't bear to think about his wife's impending fate.
He currently has custody of their 2 children, who already know about their mother's fate.
The NBI said Villanueva's testimony is essential in building their case against the recruiter.
Cacayan can be charged for violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002, and the Anti Human Trafficking Law. Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News