A Chinese woman wanted by authorities in her country for involvement in a large-scale pyramid investment scam was arrested in Laguna by Bureau of Immigration-fugitive search unit (BI-FSU) operatives.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the fugitive as Liu Jing, 44. She was arrested on May 19 at her residence in a subdivision in Biñan, Laguna on the strength of a mission order issued at the request of the Chinese authorities.
Tansingco said the Chinese government has cancelled Liu’s passport, thus she is already an undocumented alien who is subject to summary deportation.
She is also an overstaying alien as records showed that she last arrived here as a tourist on Dec. 31, 2019 and never left since then.
BI-FSU acting chief Rendel Ryan Sy said Liu is subject of an arrest warrant by the public security bureau in Yongjian district of Handan City in Hubei province, China on May 12, 2021.
She was accused of allegedly organizing and operating pyramid investment schemes through a foreign currency exchange platform that swindled more than 300,000 Chinese victims whose combined losses amounted to more than US$2.5 million.
“Liu is currently detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings. She will be deported for being an undesirable, overstaying and undocumented alien,” Tansingco said.