MANILA Two South Koreans, who are on Interpol's (International Police) wanted list and are wanted for fraud in their country, were intercepted in separate incidents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Wednesday.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the arrested foreigners as Hong Chan Woo, 24, and Jun Juman, 36, who were intercepted on August 19 and 20, respectively, at the NAIA 3 terminal departure area.
According to Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina, the apprehended fugitives were brought to the BI detention in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending their deportation proceedings.
They were about to leave the country when our immigration officers saw that their names registered hits in Interpol database showing that they have derogatory criminal records in Korea, he said in a statement.
Hong was reportedly bound for Jakarta while Juman was going to Hanoi.
On the other hand, lawyer Rommel Tacorda, head of Border Control and Intelligence Unit (BCIU) said Hong is wanted by authorities in Seoul for forging a private document.
On August 7, a South Korean court issued a warrant against him, thereafter he became the subject of Interpol's red notice.
The BCIU official said that Jun is wanted for violating South Korea's game industry promotion act for engaging in online gaming activities in conspiracy with other suspects.
His group allegedly amassed large sums of money amounting to hundreds of millions of Korean won, which the victims deposited to their bank accounts, by converting it to game money. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency