PNP frees 474 call center agents in Clark online trading case

Police have released over 400 Filipinos arrested in Clark, Pampanga for allegedly engaging in a multimillion-dollar online trading scam.

“Lahat ng mga Filipinos—yung mga employees—were all released for further investigation,” PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde told reporters Friday.

The Department of Justice recommended the release, he added.

Taken into custody were 474 Filipinos employed by International Branding Development Marketing Inc. (IBDM) as call center agents and eight Israeli operators of the marketing company early this week.

The Israelis remained in detention with no bail recommended, Albayalde said. /jpv

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