By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives arrested eight Chinese fugitives in Muntinlupa City wanted by police in Beijing for economic crimes.
The suspects were apprehended on Oct. 18 inside their office at the Northgate Information Technology Park, Filinvest Corporate City along Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said operatives from the BI Fugitives Search Unit (FSU) were issued a mission order authorizing them to conduct the operation against the said foreign fugitives.
“These aliens are undesirable, and are already undocumented as their passports have already been cancelled by the Chinese government,” said Morente. He added that eight will immediately be placed in the Bureau’s blacklist to prevent their return to the country.
The Chinese nationals were identified as Li You, Chen Huapeng, Sun Bin, Lu Changren, Li Zigou, Li Lei, Fu Chen, and Wu Sile.
They were caught in the act of manning their workstations, using computers to conduct their cybercrime operationsvictimizing fellow Chinese nationals in China.
“The Chinese Embassy in Manila sought our assistance in capturing these fugitives so they can be deported to China and face their crimes,” Raquepo said.(