BI to deport Japanese swindler nabbed in Paranaque City

MANILA-- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport a 38-year old Japanese national who was arrested last Wednesday by authorities in Paranaque City for swindling and insurance fraud in Tokyo.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente on Thursday identified the suspect as Suzuki Yuya, who was arrested by operatives from the Bureau's Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) at his residence along Pearl Street, South Greenpark Village, Severina Avenue Km. 18, ParaAaque City.

Yuya has been in the country for more than three years and was already an undocumented alien when arrested as his passport was canceled by the Japanese government, Morente said.

He said that aside from being an undocumented alien, the Japanese national will be deported for posing risk to public safety and security due to his being a fugitive from justice.

Yuya is currently detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig pending the arrival in Manila of a Japanese police team who will fetch and escort him back to Japan.

For his part, Bobby Raquepo, BI-FSU head, Yuya has an outstanding warrant of arrest issued by a court in Tokyo on March 16, 2017.

Raquepo said Yuya was charged for health insurance fraud where he earned more than 22 million yen in September 2010 after falsely claiming medical insurance for a cancer treatment.

He was also charged with defrauding another victim of more than 490,000 yen after inducing the latter to invest in coin trading.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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