South Korean fugitive wanted for illegal gambling ordered deported by BI | Inquirer News

South Korean fugitive wanted for illegal gambling ordered deported by BI

/ 10:22 AM June 29, 2023

BI orders deportation of Korean fugitive wanted for illegal gambling


MANILA, Philippines — A South Korean national, Choi Sunghee, is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for illegal gambling activities in his home country.

On Thursday, the Bureau of Immigration Commissioner, Norman Tansingco, said in a press statement that Korean authorities had informed the bureau of illegal gambling operations by the suspect, Choi. It is reported that Choi had set up gambling websites that accepted bets for domestic and international sports.


According to Tansingco, South Korean law indicates that no person other than the Seoul Olympic Sports Promotion Foundation or an authorized entity may issue sports betting tickets or similar things to win at betting.


“Violators are punishable by imprisonment with labor for not more than seven years or face a fine not exceeding 70 million won,” said Tansingco.

“Following the information, Choi is set to be blacklisted, perpetually banning him from re-entering the Philippines,” he added.

Tansingco underscored the importance of collaborating with foreign governments to eradicate transnational crimes.



BI to deport 2 foreigners arrested for violation of immigration laws

Taiwanese fugitive wanted for fraud in Taipei falls, faces deportation — BI

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Bureau of Immigration, Deportation, Fugitive, Korean

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.