BI nabs wanted Korean fraudsters

August 25, 2019

ALERT agents of the Bureau of Immigration intercepted at Ninoy Aquino International Airport two more Korean fugitives who were wanted in their country for fraud.

BI Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina yesterday said Kim Sung Wan, 26, and Kim Sung Young, 53, were intercepted separately at NAIA Terminal 3 last Aug. 14 and 16 by operatives from the Bureau’s Border Control and Intelligence Unit (BCIU). Both of them were deported to Seoul after BI coordinated with the Korean Embassy and  facilitated the fugitives’ return to their country.

“There’s no way these fugitives who in the Interpol’s wanted list will evade detection in our airports because our computer databases are interlinked on a real time basis,” he said.

BI-BCIU Chief Atty. Rommel Tacorda said Sung Wan was about to board an Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when he was intercepted while Sung Young was intercepted upon his arrival via a Cebu Pacific flight from Saigon, Vietnam.

BCIU earlier arrested another Korean fugitive Jang Hongsuk, 38, who was also wanted for fraud in Korea.

With Jerry S. Tam