They also snapped up former First and Selecta player David Rugamas

The former first and blue and white player is involved in a fraud case involving a travel agency.

Selecta forward David Rugamas during the match on Day 1 of the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers. Photo by EDH / Lissette Monterrosa

By Varenia Escalante
May 15, 2024- 21:03

In the last hours of this Wednesday, the Office of the Attorney General (FGR), in coordination with the National Civil Police (PNC) and Immigration and Immigration, arrested representatives of the travel company Tropico Travel in a case of fraud committed by the company. . And one of those arrested David Antonio RugamasFormer First Division and Selecta player.

FGR and Migration shared information about the arrests in their networks, a “process (that) started yesterday (Tuesday) and ended today (Wednesday) with the arrest of the following defendants: David Antonio Rugamus Leiva, Salvadoran; Juan Carlos Henríquez López, Salvadoran; Jonathan David Torres Builes, Colombian , Natalie Paniagua Jaramio;

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According to the FGR, Rugamas and Posada Cuadros were the leaders of the group that offered the victims “discounts and benefits on tour packages and plane tickets that were falsified.” When people tried to redeem the packages they had advertised and bought, they could not redeem them because they were fake.

“Tickets issued by this company ranged from $800 to $4,000 dollars. When the victims wanted to pay for the packages they purchased, the company denied them service or stopped responding to them,” the prosecutor's office said.

Tony Rukamas (i.), arrested in travel agency fraud case. Photo: Thanks FGR

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“Trials have been conducted in Ciudad Merliot, Antiguo Cascatlan and Colonia Escalon,” they added in their “X” posts on Tuesday. A large number of documents, electronic devices and computers were seized and “practically” seized as part of the evidence, they said.

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They said the former Selecta member and other defendants “will be prosecuted for fraud”. Tony Rugamas played for major league teams such as Juventud Independiente, Alianza, Aguila, Isidro Metapan, Santa Tecla and FAS, and was a soldier and played in Thailand, Iraq and Guatemala.

At the age of 34, Rugamas was part of the El Salvador senior soccer team, playing 16 international matches and scoring 10 goals.

His last appearance with the Blue and White was in 2021, in Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers under coach Hugo Perez.

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