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Korean, Chinese fugitives nabbed in Pampanga, Manila – BI

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TWO foreign fugitives wanted by authorities in their countries for serious crimes were arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

The two aliens, a South Korean and a Chinese national, were arrested recently in separate operations conducted by the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) in Pampanga and Manila, TBI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said.

In his report to the BI chief, FSU acting chief Rendel Ryan Sy identified the arrested South Korean as Lee Poong Keun, 53, who was arrested last March 18 in Bgy. Sta. Cruz, Angeles City.

According to Sy, Lee has a pending deportation order issued by the BI board of commissioners in 2016 after the bureau was informed of his presence in the country by the Korean government.

Lee is thus reportedly the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Incheon district court in Seoul where he was charged for conspiracies of murder and extortion even as he is also subject of 12 other arrest warrants issued by the different courts in Korea where he is charged with various crimes.

The Chinese national, identified asl Huang Xuyang, 47, was arrested last March 22 in Binondo, Manila. He is reportedly wanted by the public security bureau in Qinhuangdao City, China for allegedly refusing to execute court judgments.

“They are now detained and awaiting deportation at our warden facility in Taguig City. They have been included in our blacklist, thus they are now perpetually banned from re-entering the country for being undesirable aliens,” the BI chief said.

“There will be no letup in the bureau’s campaign against wanted foreigners who are using the country as a refuge to evade prosecution and punishment for crimes they committed in their homelands,” Tansingco added.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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