Korean fugitive arrested in Paranaque City

A Korean national placed under the Interpol's Red Notice was arrested by members of the Paranaque City Police's Intelligence Section early Sunday morning.

Police identified the suspect as Chungho Lee, 37, a resident of Azure Residence, Barangay Marcelo Green, Paranaque City,

Lee was arrested at about 2:40 a.m. after a warrant of arrest issued by Seoul Bukbu District Court, Republic of Korea, on Aug. 20, 2018 was served against him.

Lee, who was facing fraud, was immediately turned over by the Paranaque City police to the Bureau of Immigration's (BI) main office.

“These international criminals are not allowed to stay here in the Philippines. Many of them are mostly part of international syndicates that try to establish themselves here in our country. But through our coordination with different government agencies, we will make sure that these criminals will be placed behind bars,“ said Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg, Southern Police District (SPD) director.