By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives have arrested two Koreans in Mindanao, one a wanted fugitive and the other an overstaying tourist for 13 years in the country.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Shin Jaewon, 36, and Park Kwang Soo, 53, were arrested last week in separate operations.
Shin, the escaped fugitive, was re-arrested Nov. 27 inside his hotel room in Cagayan de Oro City while Park was apprehended the next day at his residence in Davao City.
Morente said the duo will be deported to South Korea and banned from re-entering the country for blatantly violating the immigration law.
BI intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. said Shin has been on the bureau’s wanted list since September 17 when he escaped from the bureau’s custody.
His arrest has since been considered a priority as he is wanted in Korea for fraud since 2012.
It was learned that a summary deportation order against Shin was already issued by the BI board of commissioners in 2016.
Meanwhile, Manahan said Park was arrested after informants tipped the bureau that the Korean had been overstaying in the country since 2006.
A letter-complaint accusing the Korean of being undesirable and anti-Filipino prompted Morente to issue a mission order for his arrest.
According to Manahan, Park was unable to show his passport and instead presented a fake Philippine postal ID when asked to produce his identification documents.