ANGELES City -- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday took into its custody the Korean tourist earlier arrested by the local police for grave coercion charges.
Kim Yoo Shik, 51, was arrested at his residence in Sta. Maria 2 Subdivision, Bgy. Balibago here on February 8 after Judge Jocelyn Gamboa-delos Santos of Municipal Trial Court Branch 3 issued a warrant of arrest against him with a recommended bail of P36,000.
Last Saturday, the Korean was able to post bail and obtained a release order from Executive Judge Omar Viola of the Regional Trial Court here but agents of the BI were already at the police station where the suspect was detained to take him into their custody.
Chief Inspector Roldan Gallano, commander of Police Station 6, said the BI agents showed a mission order signed by Commissioner Jaime Morente directing them to investigate the Korean who is facing complaints for violation of Immigration laws.
BI agents took the suspect with them to the agency’s main office in Manila.
Liezl Bagaporo, owner of Pink Flamingo Bar in Barangay Balibago here filed charges of grave threat and coercion against Kim Yoo Shik, Kim Hyun Goo and Sunwoo Jang at the Prosecutor’s Office.
In her complaint, the businesswoman said the three Koreans entered her bar and demanded that the bar be turned over to them and threatened to have it raided and closed down.
Bagaporo and Lidelma Capila, a former owner of another bar here, earlier filed complaints against Kim Yoo Shik before the BI for allegedly being undocumented.
They presented copies of documents showing that the Korean’s passport already expired in August last year.
The Korean is holder of Alien Certificate of Registration no. 15117YK0908104735 and has a regular non-professional driver’s license issued by the Land Transportation Office with expiration date of September 20, 2022.