Lito Lapid's wife wears ankle monitor

Posted at Jan 27 2012 06:36 PM | Updated as of Jan 28 2012 04:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The wife of Sen. Lito Lapid is now required to wear an ankle monitor after being placed under house arrest in the US for allegedly smuggling $50,000 in cash last November 27.

Marissa Lapid was arrested at the Las Vegas International Airport last January 15. The arrest was based on a warrant issued last January 5 for allegedly smuggling $50,000 in cash last Nov. 27.

In a copy of the arrest warrant obtained by ABS-CBN North America News Bureau’s Bev Llorente, the senator’s wife said she only had with her $10,000 and P10,000 in cash.But two socks containing $10,000 each and a cloth bag with $20,000 were found during an examination of Marissa’s carry-on luggage.

When asked about the money, Marissa reportedly replied, “I’m sorry. It’s for my house. I screwed up.”

ABS-CBN News Channel, January 27, 2012