Filipino domestic helper pleads guilty of drug trafficking

Repentance always comes last but there were options that could have been taken instead to avoid misfortunes.  This is what best describes the situation of one Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong who was arrested for drug trafficking recently.

Sharon V. B., a 38-year-old Filipino asylum seeker has admitted to Hong Kong Police that she was trafficking shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and marijuana valued at $12,000 or more in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong.

Sharon who is allegedly a former domestic worker admitted earlier on January 28 to Eastern Magistrate Cheng Lim-chi that she was going to plead guilty to the charge of drug trafficking after 12.55 grams of shabu (locally known as “ice”) and 0.39 grams of marijuana were confiscated from her.

In a report, the prosecution said that the police were already waiting for her outside her flat in Shanghai Street in Yau Ma Tei on the day of her arrest.  When Sharon came out, she was accosted by them and brought her back to her room to investigate.

The police found in her belongings resealable plastic sachets containing shabu and marijuana, an electronic weighing machine, and many empty resealable plastic bags. At the initial investigation, Sharon denied the accusation and she said that the shabu was for her personal use only.

The prosecutor stressed that Sharon had no job but was using shabu and when she was shown the electronic weighing machine and the resealable sachets and was asked what did she use it for, she just stayed silent and did not answer further questions.

The prosecutor added that she did not say where was she getting the drugs from and where was she taking them at the time of her arrest.  She sobbed and cried while the details of the charges were read to her and when the interpreter had asked her at least six times if she understood the charges and plead guilty, she said, “Okay.”

Sharon said that her plea of guilty was voluntary.  Her case will be brought to the High Court for her sentencing while she would remain in jail for the meantime.


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