POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN MULTI-MILLION SCAM ARRESTED
March 7, 2019
The Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU), NCRPO implemented the Warrant of Arrest to PSSgt Rafael Muchuelas for the case of Estafa inside the Custodial Detention Facility of Regional Headquarters Support Unit(RHSU), NCRPO in the afternoon of March 5, 2019. The Warrant of Arrest was issued by Hon. Eugenio G Dela Cruz, Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch 117, Pasay City dated February 15, 2019. The operation stemmed from PMSgt Jenaline U. Sad-Ang assigned in Taguig City Police Station who personally appeared at RSOU office and sought police assistance for the possible arrest of the accused. Case records revealed that on December 1, 2015, spouses Sad- Ang invested their money amounting to Two Million Six hundred thousand pesos (Php2,600,000.00) to Muchuelas who represented to be belonging to the Rafael Muchuelas Group of Companies and with contact ties with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) concerning casino operations where profitable return was guaranteed. However, they were not able to receive their money back despite of their demands, thus, they filed a case of estafa to Muchuelas. Further verification made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) later showed that Rafael Muchuelas Group of Companies was a non- existent entity. Based on records, on February 20, 2018, the National Capital Region Police Office placed PSSgt Muchuelas under restrictive custody for his involvement in said investments scams and administrative case of Grave Misconduct was filed against him. PSSgt Muchuelas was later brought to RSOU office for documentation and the Warrant of Arrest will be returned to the court of origin.