By Jun Ramirez
Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives have arrested two South Korean fugitives wanted by their government for cyber fraud operations
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Jang Kilwan, 36, and Lee Junhee, 28, were nabbed inside their condominium unit in Fairview, Quezon City last week.
The two Koreans reportedly fled to the Philippines three years ago.
The BI board of commissioners had already issued deportation order against them in December.
Morente said the derogatory information against them was furnished by the Korean embassy that sought their deportation to answer for their crimes.
It was learned the duo are wanted for maintaining an illegal internet sports gambling site from which they allegedly profited more than $200,000.
“They would ask customers to remit money to their illegally borrowed bank accounts,” said Morente.
Reports about their illegal activities likewise prompted the Interpol in the capital city of Seoul to put them in its Red Notice list.
The BI head said the Koreans had been placed in the blacklist to prevent them from returning and possibly transfer their illegal activities here.