BI catches up with Korean, Chinese fugitives hiding in Manila

Published July 3, 2019, 10:09 AM

by Patrick Garcia


By Jun Ramirez

Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives have arrested two undocumented aliens wanted by authorities in Korea and China for fraud in separate enforcement operations.

Bureau of Immigration (MANILA BULLETIN)
Bureau of Immigration (MANILA BULLETIN)

BI fugitive search unit (FSU) chief Bobby Raquepo identified them as Korean national Kim Dae Yeop, 57, and Chinese national Jiang Rongqun, 32 who were arrested in Malate and Binondo, respectively.

Raquepo said Kim was wanted by authorities in Korea for lobbying expense payment for closed circuit television worth 250 million Korean Won, while Jiang is wanted by Chinese authorities for fraud and economic crimes.

According to Raquepo, the mission order was issued after the agency received copies of the arrest warrants issued to the aliens by their respective governments.

He added that BI agents conducted the enforcement operations in coordination with the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) and Chinese Interpol in arresting the alien-fugitives.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente expressed his dismay towards fugitives treating the Philippines as their hideouts.

“This is not only about fugitives getting away with their crimes. This is more importantly about the threat they pose to the security of Filipinos,” he said.

“We are in close coordination with foreign counterparts in hunting down these criminals, and we will not stop until justice is served,” he added.

The aliens are now detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending their deportation.