Part of $101 million stolen Bangladesh reserves loaded into RCBC manager's car, claims witness

An eyewitness, former customer service head of the branch, reportedly made the startling disclosure on Thursday while deposing before a Senate committee of the Philippines, which is investigating the money laundering.  

Romualdo Agarrado told the Senate blue ribbon committee that he personally saw the money, placed in a paper bag, being loaded into the car of Deguito on Feb 5, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Agarrado also told the probe committee that the money was withdrawn from the account of businessman William Go.

According to him, in the afternoon of Feb 5, the branch’s assistant manager, Angela Torres, requested 20 million pesos from the cash centre.

“Then around 5:30 in the afternoon, the armour car arrived from the cash centre…We counted the cash. It was P20 million as requested from the cash center,” the Inquirer quoted Agarrado as telling the Senate committee during the hearing.

Agarrado claimed he and Torres immediately transferred the money to the teller.

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