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Casino agent returns US$4.6M of stolen Bangladesh funds

Philippine authorities were able to recover around US$4.63 millionin cash stolen from in a cyber heist,Agence France-Presse reported April 1.

Kim Wong, a casino agent, returned the money to . Wong testifiedat a Senate hearing that he helped two casino clients from Beijing and Macau transferUS$81 million to dollar accounts in a RizalCommercial Banking Corp. branch. Wong said he did not know the fundswere stolen from Bangladesh's central bank and offered to return the money, whichremained in his account.

Meanwhile, Philippine Sen. Ralph Recto estimates that Philippineauthorities could still recover US$34 million of the stolen money from two casinosand a foreign exchange brokerage.