By Jun Ramirez
Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have stopped from entering the country a Taiwanese fugitive wanted in his country for business fraud.
In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI port operations chief Grifton Medina said 70-year-old Miao Jwu-Yi was flown back to Taipei a day after he was intercepted last Sept. 30 following his arrival from Hongkong.
Medina said Miao was apprehended after his name registered a hit in the BI’s database of blacklisted foreigners with derogatory records.
He was escorted back to his homeland by officers of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila.
TECO officials said Miao was convicted and sentenced to more than four years in prison in 2017 for violating Taiwan’s Business Entity Accounting Act which prescribes the code of conduct and rules of practice for Taiwan’s accountants and provides penalties for violators.
Miao reportedly went into hiding and fled Taiwan upon learning of his conviction, prompting the district prosecutor’s office in Taipei to issue a warrant for his arrest.
He remains in the BI blacklist to prevent him from returning to the country.