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BI nabs four SoKor fugitives wanted for serious crimes

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The four Korean fugitives wanted in their country for serious crimes and arrested by BI-FSU operatives. (JERRY S. TAN)

FOUR South Korean fugitives wanted by authorities in Seoul for serious crimes were arrested by the Bureau of Immigration-Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU).

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the aliens were arrested on various dates in February during separate operations in Metro Manila and Pampanga, conducted by the FSU under Rendel Ryan Sy.

“We are in the midst of an intensified campaign to flush out these wanted foreigners who are using the country as a refuge to elude arrest and prosecution for crimes they committed in their homeland,” Tansingco said.

According to the BI chief, all four South Koreans will be deported for being undesirable and undocumented aliens, adding that the latter’s passports were already revoked by their government.

All four aliens are now detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig pending deportation after which they will also be placed in the bureau’s blacklist, thus banning them from reentering the country,” he said.

The first to be arrested last February 1 in San Antonio Village, Pasig City was 39-year-old Chun Junghoon, who has been on the bureau’s wanted list since 2020 when he was ordered deported by the BI board of commissioners.

Chun was issued an arrest warrant by the Busan district court in January 2020 after being found to work as a telemarketer for a telecom fraud syndicate that defrauded his victims of more than 3 million won or nearly US$3,000 through voice phishing.

Last February 4, FSU agents arrested 44-year-old Kim Jingsuk in Bgy. Anonas, Angeles City, Pampanga who is allegedly by a district court in Chuncheon, South Korea for embezzling 367 million, or roughly US$300,000 from his employer by illegally selling 1,300 tons of imported coal from Russia.

Also arrested on the same date in Pampanga was Park Geon Jin, 34 who is wanted in Seoul Seobu District Court in Korea for being tagged as a member of a voice phishing organization, which has reportedly committed over 7.65 Million Korean won fraud damages since their operation in 2018.

On February 8, FSU operatives arrested in Angeles City 40-year-old Park Kyoungtae, who is also wanted in Busan for illegally operating a gambling website since 2020, and generating revenues through online bets.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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