FILIPINO-AUSTRALIAN Dorotea Ausan Moyes, whom the police tagged as a drug courier, stayed in jail in the past two months after she was caught inside a hotel in Cebu City for allegedly carrying P11 million worth of illegal drugs.
The 62-year-old nursing assistant cried yesterday after Regional Trial Court Branch 9 Judge Alexander Acosta acquitted her of drug charges.
“I thank you, Judge,” Moyes said after the promulgation of the case, but Acosta stopped her as he was about to hear other cases.
The accused’s hands trembled as she held a copy of the decision. Her relatives hugged her.
“I am so thankful to the people who believe in me since day one,” said Moyes in an interview with reporters.
Last Jan. 27, a team from Cebu City Police Station 2 arrested Moyes after she turned over a bag of 1.1 kilo of suspected shabu to the hotel she was staying in Barangay Kamputhaw.
The bag was given to Moyes by a man