Authorities nabbed a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) after she was found using illegal drugs in front of her 11-month-old child in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
In a surveillance video released by authorities, former OFW Marissa Cordoviz, 41, was caught using illegal drugs while her young child is in front of her, reported GMA News.
Authorities were able to recover sachets of shabu and several drug paraphernalia.
“Nakakalungkot po talaga itong nangyari na ito na ang isang ina ay doon pa siya nagsha-shabu katabi ang kanyang anak. Hindi niya naiisip ang epekto nito na ibibigay nito sa kanyang anak bukod pa sa kanyang sarili,” Sta. Rosa Police Chief Eugene Orate said.
Cordoviz admitted that it was a mistake to use drugs in front of her child. She cited marital problems as the reason for using drugs.
“Yun ang pagkakamali kong aminado ako. Minsan kasi pag may away mag-asawa, hindi mo na rin maa-ano yung galit mo. Napadala lang ako,” the former OFW said.
Meanwhile, the 11-month-old baby was transferred to the social welfare department of Sta. Rosa, Laguna and will undergo clinical observation.