PNP files case vs 2 Japanese nationals over P2M rip-off | Global News

PNP files case vs 2 Japanese nationals over P2M rip-off

/ 04:06 PM October 06, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The police have filed a criminal complaint against two Japanese nationals and several persons for allegedly defrauding a local businessmen of over P2 million.

The Philippine Nation Police Cybercrime Office lodged the case at the Cagayan City Prosecutors Office.

Facing a case for violation of Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code for swindling/estafa and Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 are:


-Ryo Nagaoka


-Koji Watanabe

-Rey Luna

-four others known only as Joy, John, Randy and Rudy.

Luna and the four were accomplices of the Japanese in the rip-off scheme.

Also included in the complaint are the branch manager and new accounts officer of AUB Bank and the officers and directors of East Visayas Community Development Initiatives.

The alleged victim of the Nagaoka and Watanbe deposited his payment in AUB bank under the account of East Visayas Community Development Initiatives.


Court records showed that Nagaoka posed as buyer of the lot owned by the victim. He also posed as buyer of a certain chemical called Lysozyme.

Last month, the victim was allegedly convinced by Luna to buy Lysozyme worth P2.357 million contained in192 boxes. The boxes were delivered to his house with the advice that it should not be opened so as not to diminish the quality of the product.

The victim called up Ryo Nagaoka and Koji Watanabe to come over to his place regarding the boxes of the chemical product. However, the suspects did not show up.

When some of the boxes were opened, the victim discovered that they contained cans of liver spread.

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The police believed that the group might have other victims.

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