9 Korean fugitives caught
Nine South Koreans wanted for telecommunication fraud in their country have been arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement that the fugitives were arrested on Wednesday night in a joint operation conducted by members of the BI’s intelligence division, the Korean police and Quezon City police.
“The nine arrested were confirmed by Korean authorities to be fugitives from justice, all facing criminal cases in their homelands. This is the result of coordination with our foreign counterparts, as well as local law enforcement agencies. This is a team effort in cleansing our country of illegal aliens,” he added.
According to BI intelligence division chief Fortunato Manahan Jr., they received information from Korean authorities that the subjects were wanted for voice phishing and their victims were their compatriots.
The BI did not identify the arrested foreigners who would be endorsed to the legal division for the initiation of deportation proceedings against them.
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