The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) turned over almost Php50 million in terrorism financing funds to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTR), pursuant to the judgment of civil forfeiture of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Manila, Branch 18, in Civil Case No. 20-001-37, which the AMLC filed on behalf of the Republic.

The RTC found that the funds were related to terrorism financing in connection with the Marawi City Siege, where the notorious Maute family violently attempted to establish a terroristic government. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) discovered the funds during the government effort to retake Marawi City.

The turnover of the cash was accomplished through the joint efforts of the AMLC, the AFP, the BTR, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Land Bank of the Philippines, and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), which also received its share as counsel for the Republic.

Posted: 8 April 2024

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