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Taiwanese fugitive nabbed at NAIA

  • Written by Itchie Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A Taiwanese national wanted in his country for a case of kidnapping for ransom, was intercepted by Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel assigned at the NAIA Terminal 2. 

Kan Chung Sung, 53, was at the departure area of the said terminal to board a 6:15 p.m. flight to Narita, Japan via Philippine Airlines PR-428 when nabbed last November 21. From Narita, he was slated to board a connecting flight to Vancouver, Canada. 
   
It was learned that Kan created chaos by resisting arrest, repeatedly shouting, ‘Kill me!’ until BI officers, led by BI duty supervisor Rico Pedrealba, BI-NAIA 2 intelligence head Adel Marasigan and intelligence officers Noly Atienza, Benjie Magallon, Cyril Montales and Alex Batan pacified him.
   
After Pedrealba assured him that they will be fair with him and that he will be allowed to get a lawyer, Kan calmed down and agreed to be taken to the BI vehicle and turned over to BI officer Joey Escobar of the BI jail facility.    When he presented himself for immigration processing at around 5:30 p.m., immigration officer Margarette Jali-Jali noticed that his name appeared on the BI’s derogatory list, stating that he had been charged as an undesirable alien and a fugitive. 
   
Upon thorough verification by BI Terminal 2 head Dennis Robles and Intel head Marasigan, it was proven that Kan was indeed the same person on the BI’s derogatory list, so he was arrested and turned over to the BI’s Legal and Investigation Division.
   
Kan’s name also appeared in the bureau’s alert list/watchlist and hold-departure list.   
   
Kan reportedly entered the country last February 26. Last November 2, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) informed the BI that Kan is a fugitive who has a warrant of arrest issued by the Taiwan Prosecutor’s Office for a case of kidnapping for ransom.