Quiboloy briefly held in Hawaii; $350K, gun parts found in private plane
HONOLULU – Customs and Border Enforcement agents on Tuesday, Feb. 13, boarded a private Cessna Citation Sovereign bound for the Philippines carrying Apollo Quiboloy, head of the Philippine mega church Kingdom of Christ (KJC) and found $350,000 in cash and gun parts to assemble military-style rifles.
Six other people were with Quiboloy, a close friend and supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, but only one person was arrested.
Felina Salinas, 47, of Makakilo, Hawaii, was the only U.S. citizen on the plane, and the only one arrested after she claimed that the suitcase with the cash was hers. The cash in $100 bills were neatly stuffed inside socks in a suitcase, according to HawaiiNewsNow.com.
Federal law requires anyone taking more than $10,000 out of the country, to declare it. Salinas declared only $40,000 of $350,000 found by authorities.
Salinas was charged with attempted bulk cash smuggling. She was released on $25,000 bond. Her next court appearance is set for February 27.
Quiboloy was held briefly and later left on a commercial flight for the Philippines. He was reportedly in Hawaii for a concert.
The feds are in the process of seizing the private plane, worth at least $15 million, which is still in Honolulu.
Quiboloy reportedly lets President Duterte use his private planes. The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, claims to have 6 million followers worldwide. It has a small storefront in Waipahu, which Salinas manages, reported HawaiiNewsNow.com