Senator Richard Gordon Says P32 Billion Alleged ‘Dirty Money’ Entered PH
P32 BILLION – A total of $633 million or P32 billion were brought to the Philippines by 47 individuals said, Senator Richard Gordon.
Following a previous article, Customs Commissioner said two syndicates are behind the entry of dirty money in the Philippines. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) identified the two groups as “Chinese” and “Rodriguez.”
BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said the syndicates traveled into the country carrying bags stuffed with foreign currency. He said they were escorted by soldiers and cops at the airport.
The commissioner confirmed Senator Richard Gordon’s information that the Chinese were transporting ‘dirty money’ to the Philippines. In a previous article, the politician also claimed that the Chinese were also spying in the country through the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO).
Based on a report from GMA News, during a public hearing on Thursday, Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Richard Gordon revealed that over $633 million or P32 billion ‘dirty money’ entered the Philippines.
He said 60 individuals including Filipino and Chinese nationals arrived in the country carrying huge amounts of money from Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. A certain Elizabeth Rodriguez successfully transported the bills 58 times from September to February. She sneaked cash amounting to $42.5 million.
According to the report, Sen. Richard Gordon bared the 47 individuals, mostly Chinese who flew in carrying $447 million. He claimed that the money laundering activities could be linked with the operations of POGO.
On March 2, the Department of Finance disclosed the BOC reported that the syndicates sneaked $370 million into the country last year. They were escorted by PNP, AFP and airport police.
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