2 fugitive Koreans to be deported by BI

September 18, 2018

TWO Koreans, who are both wanted by authorities in Seoul for being fugitives from justice, will be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

The two aliens, identified as Nam Sangmin, 39, and Ha Que Back, 45, were arrested recently in separate operations conducted by operatives from the bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) led by its chief Bobby Raquepo in Pampanga and Cagayan.

The two were nabbed in Bgy. Pampang, Angeles City, and Bonifacio Street in Tuguegarao City, respectively, last September 11.

In his report to BI head Jaime Morente, Raquepo said Korean authorities have already cancelled the duo’s passports and both will be deported for being undesirable and undocumented aliens.

Raquepo had sought the issuance of Mission Orders from the commissioner for the Koreans’ arrest after several days of intensive surveillance on the fugitives’ residences.

He disclosed that both fugitives are on the Interpol’s red notice list due to outstanding arrest warrants issued against them by Korean courts.

Nam is reportedly wanted for defrauding several victims of nearly 26 million Won (US$23,000) which he collected by hacking into someone’s instant messenger account.

Ha, on the other hand, is wanted for violating Korea’s Tax Evaders Act for allegedly submitting false sales tax invoices worth 4.4 billion won (US$4 million) which he issued to 31 companies without delivering the corresponding goods or services.

Raquepo said the two are currently detained at the BI Detention Center in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig pending deportation proceedings.

They will be placed in our blacklist and banned from re-entering the Philippines.