A New Zealander jailed in the Philippines for over a year says that he needs just NZ$5,000 (120,000 baht) to avoid spending the next 20 years behind bars.
Immigration and recruitment agent Vernon Wayne Gardiner, 66, has been jailed for 16 months in Virac in Catanduanes province after he failed to find a job in New Zealand for a Filipino man who paid him just under NZ$5,000 as a placement fee.
Vernon Wayne Gardiner says that he needs just NZ$5,000 (120,000 baht) to avoid spending the next 20 years behind bars in the Philippines - but so far no-one has come forward with the money and the New Zealand government has refused to give him a loan. (Photo: Cataduanes Tribune)
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