HIGHLIGHT: Casino junket operator Kim Wong keeps true to his statements on the Senate probe, returns $4.63 million or about P220 million of the money left in his possession, to the Bangko Central ng Pilipinas (BSP).
But this is not all the money he needed to turn over.
The lawyer of Chinese businessman Kam Sin Wong or "Kim Wong," surrenders $4.63 million of $21 million stolen money his client got from Bangladesh Bank heist.
While Kim Wong admits receiving these huge amount of money, he denies having hand about the hacking and stealing from the funds of Bangladesh.
Attorney Inocencio Ferrer Jr., the legal counsel of the Wong, personally handed the funds to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) office at the BSP (Central Bank of the Philippines).
AMLC Executive Director Julia Abad, Ambassador to the Philippines John Gomes, Bangladesh central bank representative witnessed the turn-over of money that was placed in a trolley bag.
These funds will in BSP for safekeeping, in the meantime.
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Chinese national Wong, who had been living in the Philippines, appeared before the hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Tuesday.
He is the owner of Eastern Hawaii Leisure Co. Ltd. where the P1 billion out of P3.8 billion converted money lost by Bangladesh Central Bank, were transmitted.