A Filipina was allegedly roofied before jumping off a bridge on June 10 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
She was in Malaysia for a short vacation and went partying with a group for foreigners on the night of June 8. According to the victim, April Mencho Botacion, she already had a lot to drink when she suddenly felt weird and started hallucinating. She believes someone spiked her drink with drugs. She was later on taken back to the hotel where she and her friend were staying. April remembered having a hard time sleeping due to the hallucinations and feelings of confusion.
Photo courtesy of Jaylene Tan
April stayed in the hotel with her friend until her flight back to the Philippines on June 10. She was forced to ride a taxi to Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 3pm that day despite her condition. April was still hallucinating and remembered hearing weird voices telling her to jump off a bridge to come back to reality. She remembered walking aimlessly outside the airport before the incident. According to Jaylene Tan, a concerned OFW who was able to talk to the victim and posted the story:
Hindi pa po siya naka-recover, sinabi niya sa friends niya na di pa niya kaya pero pinasakay na raw siya sa taxi or else mamiss niya flight niya. She was still hallucinating until dumating sa KLIA, may bumubulong daw sa kanya na ‘tumalon ka sa bridge and you will get back to reality’. Kaya ayun po,pagising nya nasa hospital na siya.
(She has not recovered yet, she told her friends she still can’t make it but they still made her ride a taxi or else she will miss her flight. She was still hallucinating until she arrived at KLIA, she was hearing voices telling her to ‘jump off a bridge and you will get back to reality’. So there, when she woke up she’s already in a hospital.)
She was found the next day under the bridge next to the aiport and was brought to nearest hospital. She had cuts, bruises and fracture in her right leg. There is still no drug test result. However, her hospital bills is now causing her another set of problems. Jaylene stated:
She jumped because she’s hallucinating, wala po siya problema. Ang problema po now yung hospital na naadmit sya eh ang mahal,nkausap ko mismo ang doctor at suggested to transfer her sa less expensive na hospital. Kaya sana spread natin ito upang makatulong ang Philippine Embassy. Tulungan nyo po akong malaman kung may police report na ba o wala pa kasi yun po ang pinakaimportante. Huwag po natin siya husgahan kung ano man ang nangyari bagkus ipagdasal na lang ntin ang paggaling nya at sana mahuli yung naglagay ng drugs sa inumin nya. Maging leksyon po sana ito sa ating lahat…
(She jumped because she’s hallucinating, she have no problems. The problem now is the hospital where she’s admitted is expensive. I spoke to doctor personally and (they) suggested to transfer her to a less expensive hospital. So I hope we can spread this to get help from the Philippine Embassy. Help me find out if there’s a police report already because that is important. Let’s not judge whatever happened instead let’s pray for her recovery and hopefully capture the person who put drugs in her drink. Let this be a lesson for everyone.)
Please always be mindful of your drinks when out partying.