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BOC Confirms PNP, AFP, Airport Escorts ‘Help Syndicates’ Bring Dirty Money To Philippines

DIRTY MONEY – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) confirmed that the PNP and AFP allegedly helped syndicates bring dirty money worth $370 million to the Philippines.

Lots of Filipinos are worried about the rising number of Chinese workers in the country while some of them regard these foreigners as a threat to security.

Following a previous article, Senator Richard Gordon claimed that the Chinese are spying on the Philippines through Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO). During his interview with “Dobol B Sa News TV”, he stated he believed that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have access to the gaming hubs.

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Based on a report from Inquirer, BOC said two syndicates are behind the entry of dirty money at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez cited Rey Leonardo Guerrero’s report last January 28. They identified the 2 groups as “Rodriguez” and “Chinese.”

He said the syndicate flew into the Philippines carrying bags stuffed with foreign currency. They were escorted by cops and soldiers at the airport for good measure.

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According to the report, DOF said their modus was so successful that the couriers were able to transport the money worth $370 million to the country. It was transported between July last year and January.

On December 17 last year and January, the “Chinese” group brought P167.97 million while the “Rodriguez” gang sneaked $200.24 million from July 17, 2019, to January 2020 said Guerrero.

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Based on the report, the Customs Commissioner confirmed Gordon’s Infos that the Chinese were transporting foreign currencies to the country. He said the “Rodriguez” gang used it to infuse money into Excellent Forex Inc.

The person who sneaked the money receive P12,000 to P15,000 per flight. Curriers were “able to escape detection because they were escorted by members of the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines or [members of the] airport police department at the Manila International Airport Authority,” said Dominguez.

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