BI nabs two alien scammer-fugitives

Published August 1, 2021, 4:12 PM

by Jun Ramirez

A Taiwanese and a Korean national wanted in their respective countries for fraud have been nabbed by Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives.

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BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said members of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU) arrested in Mabalacat City, Pampanga last July 28 Korean national Yoo Moon Jong, 53, who is a convicted felon.

Morente said Yoo will be sent back to Seoul where he will serve a sentence issued by a court that convicted him on fraud and intimidation charges seven years ago.

Yoo was convicted for swindling a fellow Korean of more than US$52,000 in 2007.

Also on the same date but in a separate operation, FSU operatives arrested along UN Avenue, Manila a Taiwanese who is wanted for fraud back in his home.

Thirty-year-old Chen Yan Syun was indicted by the Yunin district prosecutor’s office in Taiwan on fraud charges.

According to Taiwanese police, Chen is a member of a money-laundering syndicate that preyed on unsuspecting victims in Taiwan.

He allegedly lent his bank account to the syndicate, which was used to launder the money of fraud victims.

The two fugitives are held at the BI’s detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending their deportation.