Veloso recruiters surrender to police

Women activists light candles for Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino migrant worker facing execution by firing squad for drug trafficking in Indonesia, during a vigil on the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City, on Sunday. Veloso is a victim of human trafficking whom Indonesia will be executing.

MANILA — Two recruiters of 30-year-old Mary Jane Veloso, who is set to be executed in Indonesia on Tuesday, have surrendered to authorities.

Maria Kristina Sergio, also known as Mary Christine Gulles Pasadilla, has turned herself in to the Nueva Ecija Provincial Police Office in Cabanatuan City at about 10 a.m, radio dzMM reported.

Sergio said she gave up to the police because she was fearing for her life.

She was her live-in partner and fellow recruiter, Julius Lacanilao.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed before the Department of Justice on Monday a complaint for illegal recruitment, human trafficking and estafa against Sergio, Lacanilao, and an African National known only as Ike.

Veloso is set to be executed through firing squad after the Sleman District Court in Indonesia junked the second appeal for her case on Monday.

The mother of two was charged with drug trafficking after she was caught with 2.6 kilograms of heroin while trying to enter Indonesia in 2010.