BI deports 9 Japanese

February 26, 2020

NINE Japanese nationals who were part of a syndicate arrested by the Bureau of Immigration-Fugitive Search (BI-FSU) in November last year for their involvement in a telecommunications fraud scandal that headlined in Japanese news were deported yesterday.

The said nine Japanese were flown to Tokyo yesterday on board a Japan Airlines flight from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. They were reportedly able to secure the necessary clearances hence their deportation was implemented.

BI-FSU chief Bobby Raquepo identified them as Kubo Takumi, Fukata Yuji, Shirai Yoshiki, Tsujimura Koki, Miyauchi Ryunsuke, Sendai Masanori, Miyake Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Shouta and Ken Kamitani.

This is the second batch of deportees from among the 36 Japanese nationals who were arrested in Makati City last November 13 by agents from the BI-FSU.

Raquepo said the schedule for the implementation of the deportation of the others remaining at the BI Detention Center in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig have yet to be finalized.

It was previously reported that operatives of the BI-FSU caught the 36 aliens operating a voice phishing operations victimizing Japanese citizens.  Combined losses incurred by the suspects’ victims allegedly amounted to more than 2 billion yen or more than US$18 million.