Korean held for swindling

A Korean national wanted by authorities in Seoul for swindling two compatriots of more than 100 million won was nabbed by Bureau of Immigration agents.

BI intelligence officer Bobby Raquepo, chief of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU), identified the captured Korean as 49-year-old Kim Sang Wook, who was arrested on Tuesday in Malvar Street, Malate, Manila.

The FSU operatives were armed with a mission order issed by the BI at the request of the Korean embassy in Manila.

Raquepo said that a Korean court had issued an arrest warrant against Kim who is also the subject of a red notice from Interpol.  He further disclosed that Kim was a teacher wanted for swindling his victims of 100 million won.