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  1. Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Police patola talaga...

    12/11/2010 | 10:04 PM

    A businessman has been cleared of involvement in an alleged attempt to smuggle out bagfuls of cash worth P10 million from the country to Hong Kong last May.

    In a decision dated November 25, the Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 231 dismissed money laundering charges filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against businessman Ansari Tago on grounds of illegality of arrest.

    Tago was arrested by the police last May 28 after he was reportedly caught carrying P10 million cash packed in two bags he was allegedly supposed to bring with him on a flight to Hong Kong.

    The local court decided to dismiss the charges after the prosecution proved that airport police did not have a warrant of arrest against Tago.

    The court also found out that Tago was just in a coffee shop and not even in the act of boarding a plane when he was arrested.

    “The court could not fathom as to why the police officers, who were not armed with a search warrant or a warrant of arrest, [would] approach the accused who was merely sitting at the coffee shop and introduce themselves as police officers and require the accused to open his bag," the court said in its ruling.

    The court likewise said that bagfuls of cash obtained by the police from Tago will be “inadmissible in evidence against him" since the money was seized during the illegal arrest.

    In the same ruling, the Pasay court also said that the PNP had no right to file a case against Tago, since it is the Central Bank who handles similar cases.

    “There were no avert acts that constitute the violation of Central Bank Circular No. 98 (on money laundering) as there are no tangible, concrete and overt acts committed by the accused," it said in the decision.

    The court likewise ordered airport police to return to Tago the amount seized from the illegal arrest.—JV, GMANews.TV

  2. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Nakatago kaya yung pera o pinaghatian na?

  3. Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Really weird.

    If they approached him at the coffee shop, they were probably tipped off. If they were tipped off, they could have gotten a warrant... or found a reason to search him... or done surveillance.

    Impossible to charge him with a crime... since carrying cash around per se is not a crime.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

  4. Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Kotong ang motive ng mga Pulis Patola

  5. Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Nakatago kaya yung pera o pinaghatian na

    Yan ang tanong dyan....maibalik pa kaya kay Tago yung P10M cash na kinuha ng mga Pulis Patola sa kanya?

Court clears businessman of money laundering raps