Manila, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued a lookout bulletin on 38 individuals tagged as the alleged perpetrators of a multi-billion peso pyramid scam that victimized more than 15,000 people in Mindanao and Visayas.
Pursuant to a “very urgent“ directive from Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, BI Commissioner Ricardo A. David Jr. instructed immigration officers in the different ports to be on the lookout for the executives and directors of Aman Futures Group Philippines Inc. who are now being investigated for the scam where the victims’ combined losses amounted to as much as P12 billion.
Named as subjects of the BI’s lookout bulletin were Manuel Amalilio, Fernando “Nonoy“ Luna, Lelian Lim Gan, Eduard L. Lim, William L. Fuentes, Naezelle M. Rodriguez, Lurix Lopez, Prescilla Ann F. Co, Nimfa Luna, Rico Medina, Dhurwin Wenceslao, Reggie Luna, Araceli Pasco, Marilou Caballero, Shiela Luna Lasaca, Alfredo Aspira, P02 Ariel Real, Ernesto Luna, P03 Rey “Tata“ Chang, Edward Amao;
Maria Donna Coyme, Araceli Pasco Julian, Darwin Luna, Toto Caballero, Amay Caballero, Eric Lasaca, Judy Amarao, Edna Dalena, Dickens Dalena, Eva Dalena, Isojo K. Casil, Edna Caballero, Patrick V. Ceniza, Diosdado M. Mag-aso, Frederick M. Mag-aso, Leonita Duhaylungsod, Angelo Duhaylungsod, and Roger Tenajeros.
However, authorities have confirmed that the 32-year-old Amalilio, Aman founder who is reportedly of Filipino-Malaysian descent, has left the country for Sabah, Malaysia. His Malaysian name is Mohammad Suffian Saaid.
Despite the lookout bulletin, David stressed that without an arrest warrant or hold departure order (HDO) from the court, immigration officers cannot prevent the scam suspects from leaving the country.
“If anyone of them is seen leaving the country, we can only report their departure to the Department of Justice for monitoring purposes but we cannot prevent them from leaving without a warrant or HDO from the court,“ the Immigration chief stressed. (Jun Ramirez)