NBI seeks Interpol, Malaysian Embassy help in tracking down pyramid scam head


MANILA, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation has sought the help of the   International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) and the Malaysian Embassy in arresting and having Manuel Amanllilio brought back to the Philippines for orchestrating the Aman Futures’ P12-billion pyramiding scam that duped thousands of Filipinos in Mindanao and parts of Visayas, a bureau official said.

NBI Director Nonnatus Rojas said it sent notices and communication to the Interpol and the Malaysian Embassy in Manila Thursday morning that a case has been filed against Amallilio with the prosecutor’s office.

Rojas also said that cases against the Aman Futures’ CEO and officials of the multi-billion scam company would be consolidated and filed here in Manila.

“We requested for his immediate deportation to the country and cases against the accused will be filed here,’’ Rojas in an interview told Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Rojas also said that other Aman Futures officials have been hiding, but have not left the country.

“Other accused were still here in the country and we have agents looking for them,’’ Rojas said.

He added that offices of Aman Ventures in Pagadian, Cebu, Lanao del Sur were secured by the NBI .

He also said that additional NBI agents have been deployed in these areas to assist the victims.

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  • RomyLitz

    The mayor surnamed as Co should be arrested too since his name should have signaled the foolish 15,000 investors that Co means ” Co- ordinator or Cosabwat or Cowatan” just like the other scammers. Co is part of the scam, no more no less.

  • Constantine

    The Mayor of Pagadian City, the Governor and the Congressman of Zamboanga Del Sur are definitely not only involved but part and parcel of this scam. They did not only protect Amalilio and his cohorts but also acted as financiers of this scam group. The concerned LGU units must be audited because the government funds were used by the above mentioned politicians in the scam. These funds runs into billions! Hold Order must be issued to these politicians NOW!

  • Chris Garcia

    It shows how greediness overshadow rationality. What business in the world could yield those fantastic returns is such short period? Do we always trust politicians in whatever they say? I sympathize with those people who were duped with hard earned money.

  • Banana Na

    maski nahuli ang mga suspect na eto ay may ibang investors ang di na nila makukuha ang kanilang pera…parang gamble ginawa nila sa pera nila….

  • Fred

    Sorry for the victims who are innocent/ignoramus, tanGA. greedy.
    Not even one of you bothered to check with SEC and other government agencies
    as regards legitimacy of Aman Futures operation?

  • boybakal

     Start the investigation on the SEC.
    Why this kind of investment scam proliferates in the country despite previous pyramid scams.
    It means the SEC is not doing its job of regulation and giving license left and right.
    Go check the SEC registration of many more investment company.
    They have the same purpose, dupe the people of their hard earned money.

  • EdgarEdgar

    The NBI should just leave this to the president. This is where our gay president Noynoy can come in handy. Noynoy has a lot of secretly gay friends in predominantly Muslim Malaysia who can help us pull strings to extradite Amalilio. Noynoy and Anwar Ibrahim (the convicted sodomist) became close friends back in 1998. It is said that our gay president Noynoy and Anwar Ibrahim hit it off right away because of their common preference for doing things. Among the members of Malaysia’s largest political party UMNO, there are also many other closet queens and queers like Anwar Ibrahim. With the help of our gay president Noynoy, the Malaysian LGBT community are planning to launch their own political party known as Homo-UMNO. Once in power, Noynoy’s gay friends in Malaysia can give us a hand and cause the extradition of Amalilio. Meanwhile, our gay president Noynoy and his sodomist buddy Anwar Ibrahim are just happy to find a common cause to work together again. Noynoy in particular is so looking forward to working his azz off with Anwar Ibrahim. Arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder, forward we march with our Malay brothers.

  • neverwint3r

    bakit pinayagan makalabas ng bansa e me kaso na pala? another incompetence of the officials from immigration?

  • vodot

    The real mastermind is still in the country directing all diversionary actions to mislead the authorities so they can safely secure the loot and clean up the tracks leading to their doorsteps. I wonder if Nonoy Luna is still alive…Dead men tell no tales.

  • randyaltarejos

    That was a long-term plan of Aman Futures chief. He knew in advance that the long arm of the law won’t bother him in Malaysia because it has no extradition treaty with the Philippines. If there are people to blame, they should be the local government officials and the SEC for being lax in the implementation of strict regulations governing companies engaged in financial transactions.

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