BI nabs two Korean fugitives wanted for fraud

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 04:21 PM August 25, 2019

Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina said on Sunday that the two foreign nationals were intercepted after their names appeared in the Interpol database of the immigration having “derogatory records.”

“There is no way these fugitives who are in the Interpol’s wanted list will evade detection in our airports because our computer databases are interlinked on a real time basis,” he said in a statement.


The Korean fugitives were identified as Kim Sungwan, 26, and Kim Sung Young, 53. The bureau’s Border Control and Intelligence Unit (BCIU) intercepted Kim Sungwan and Kim Sung Young on two separate dates.

According to BCIU Chief Atty. Rommel Tacorda, Kim Sung Young was nabbed by the authorities upon his arrival in the country from Saigon, Vietnam last August 16 at Naia Terminal 3.


Kim Sung Young was wanted for fraud case amounting to 20 million won. He also allegedly used a stolen passport in his attempt to enter the country.

Meanwhile, Kim Sungwan was arrested last August 14 as he attempted to leave the country to go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He is also wanted for fraud and is also the subject of two outstanding arrest warrants issued by a Korean court.

The two foreign nationals were subsequently deported to Seoul after the Immigration coordinated with the Korean Embassy. /je

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