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


06:00 AM November 16th, 2012

By: Nancy C. Carvajal, November 16th, 2012 06:00 AM

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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