MANILA The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday reported the arrest of two fugitives wanted by authorities in South Korea and China in separate operations in Manila.
BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) chief Bobby Raquepo identified the undocumented foreigners as Kim Dae Yeop, 57, a Korean and 32-year-old Chinese national Jiang Rongqun who were arrested in Malate on June 30 and Binondo on July 1, respectively.
He said the Korean is wanted for lobbying expense payment for closed circuit television worth 250 million Korean won, while the Chinese is wanted for fraud and economic crimes.
Raquepo noted that the foreigners were apprehended through mission orders after receiving copies of the arrest warrants issued by their respective governments.
He added that BI agents conducted the enforcement operations in coordination with the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) and Chinese Interpol.
We are in close coordination with foreign counterparts in hunting down these criminals, and we will not stop until justice is served," BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement.
"This is not only about fugitives getting away with their crimes. This is more importantly about the threat they pose to the security of Filipinos," the BI chief added.
The foreign nationals will be detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending their deportation. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency