On the evening of March 21, 2016, at around 8:00 PM, personnel of PNP Anti-Cyber Crime Group led by Police Superintendent Darwin S. Miranda rendered assistance in the implementation of Search Warrant Number 5148 (16) issued by Hon. NADINE JESSICA CORAZON J. FAMA, Judge of RTC Branch 79, Quezon City for violations of Sections 254 (Attempt to Avoid or Defeat Tax), 255 (Failure to File Return), 258 (Unlawful Pursuit of Business), 264-a (Failure to or Refusal to Issue Receipts or Sales or Commercial Invoices) and 275 (Violation of other Provisions) of the National Internal Revenue Code against spouses RUBEN AND ERLINDA ASEDILLO of Nr 56 Nicanor Reyes Street, Varsity Hills Subdivision, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Chief Revenue Officer IV of BIR RR7, Atty Elmer F Carolino, Team Leader of the implementation group, personally chose the PNP ACG to assist them in the implementation of their applied Search Warrant for the unit’s expertise in handling cyber related offense and conduct of digital forensic examination.
It was conceived in accordance with the information they gathered that unregistered Accounting Software, the Peach Tree Program, was installed in the computer system of the respondents in their jewelry business operation. Together with other documents with headings “Invoice”, “Delivery Receipt”, “Sales Receipt”, “Application for Payment Order” named after several personalities and unregistered delivery and purchases and sale invoices, three (3) Mac Computer Systems were seized in the premises under the supervision of Atty. Ramon Ampil as representative of spouses ASEDILLO.
Five (5) boxes of documents and seized computer systems were brought to the Office of BIR NCR and will be used in the filing of multi-million peso tax evasion case against the respondents. Seized computer systems will be subjected to digital forensic examination at the PNP ACG Digital Forensic Laboratory upon the issuance of proper order from the court.
The PNP ACG Team was informed by Chief Revenue Officer IV of BIR RR7, Atty Elmer F Carolino, that the respondents were involved in smuggling of jewelries prejudicial to the interest of local jewelry manufacturer and the BIR for not paying appropriate taxes. One of the sales receipts without BIR registration with the amount of Php 5 million was seized in the area.
The implementation of search warrant was witnessed by Barangay Loyola Heights, Public Safety Executive Officer Wilfredo B. Montaño and Public Safety Officer Danilo T. Pagulayan in a legally, peacefully and orderly manner.