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Liberian, Cameroon in ‘black money’ scam nabbed

Emmanuel Tupas - The Philippine Star
Liberian, Cameroon in âblack moneyâ scam nabbed
Febian Titah Mo Gong Ho, 40, a Liberian national, and Harry Shoum Teenesee, 48, a citizen of Cameroon, were arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) led by Maj. Gen. Eliseo Cruz in Barangay Pinagsama at around 6 p.m.
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MANILA, Philippines — Police apprehended two foreigners in Taguig on Saturday for their alleged involvement in “black money” scam and gunrunning.

Febian Titah Mo Gong Ho, 40, a Liberian national, and Harry Shoum Teenesee, 48, a citizen of Cameroon, were arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) led by Maj. Gen. Eliseo Cruz in Barangay Pinagsama at around 6 p.m.

The suspects yielded $70,000 in fake bills, a 5.56-caliber rifle and ammunition.

Col. Randy Glenn Silvio, who heads the CIDG National Capital Region field unit, said the suspects are alleged members of the Shavy Black dollar crime ring involved in the distribution of counterfeit dollar bills and loose firearms.

The group operates in southern Metro Manila, police said.

The suspects are being held on charges of violating Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, illegal possession and use of false treasury or bank notes and the election gun ban.

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