DOJ working on case of Veloso's alleged recruiter

Posted at Apr 29 2015 12:54 PM | Updated as of Apr 29 2015 08:59 PM

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Malacanang vows to pursue the case against Mary Jane Veloso's alleged recruiter, Maria Kristina Sergio.

The Palace said the Justice Department is already working on the matter.

"Our Department of Justice will do a case build-up and provide the information to the Indonesian authorities, so that the position of Mary Jane may be clarified-- that she was a victim of a human trafficking and illegal drug trafficking syndicate," said Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma.

Sergio's surrender apparently was key to Indonesia's decision to grant Celoso a last-minute reprieve.

Coloma said it opened a window for President Aquino's appeal to turn Mary Jane into a witness.

Coloma also thanks the Indonesian government for sparing Mary Jane's life.