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BI intercepts two foreign fugitives at NAIA before yearend

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TWO foreign fugitives said to be attempting to enter the country before the yearend were intercepted by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said first to fall was a South Korean, identified as Yoon Suk Bae, 43, who was intercepted at the Terminal 3 last December 28 after having been found to be the subject of an Interpol alert. Yoon was reportedly wanted in his home county for violation of article 347 of the Criminal Law of South Korea and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.

Tansingco said Yoon attempted to enter the country via a Qatar Airways flight from Doha but was immediately excluded and sent back to his country of origin.

After this, Tansingco said BI aiport personnel Intercepted on New Year’s eve an Antigula and Barbuda national identified as Wang Lingling, 49, who attempted to depart to Tokyo, Japan via a Philippine Airlines flight.

Wang, he said, was found to be a fugitive from China with an existing warrant for occupational embezzlement issued by the Xuzhou municipal public bureau in 2017. She was denied boarding and was transferred to the BI’s warden facility in Taguig pending deportation.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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