AdChoiceTV News — The Bureau of Corrections on Tuesday said convicted Taiwanese drug personality Yu Yuk Lai died Tuesday morning from complications due to COVID-19.
BuCor spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag told reporters that Yu passed away at 9:47 a.m. from acute myocardial infarction or a heart attack.
She was confined at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City where she stayed for seven days, with her COVID-19 condition said to have been critical.
The Manila Regional Trial Court convicted Yu in September 2001 for drug trafficking along with her nephew. They were both sentenced to life imprisonment.
A news report then said the two were nabbed at a hotel in the capital on November 1998 while delivering three kilos of shabu to a police undercover agent, in exchange for P2-million worth of casino chips.
Come 2020, BuCor said it recovered P150,000 from Yu after a raid at the Correctional Institution for Women. She was also said to have had packs of shabu.
Reporting by Albert Rovic Tan