5 foreign fugitives fall to BI in QC, Lapu-Lapu, Taguig

FIVE foreign fugitives — four Koreans and one Japanese — were arrested in separate operations in the cities of Quezon, Lapu-Lapu City and Taguig by operatives from the Bureau of Immigration-fugitive search unit (BI-FSU).

FSU chief Bobby Raquepo said all five fugitives will be detained in the BI’s detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending implementation of their deportation.

First to fall was Korean national Kim Sung Woon, 26, who was nabbed in an entrapment operation in Camp Crame, Cubao, Quezon City. Said operation was conducted pursuant to information from the Anti-Kidnapping Group Luzon Field Unit that an inmate in their custody has a scheduled visitor who is reportedly a fugitive from Korea.

Upon verification with Korean authorities, it was confirmed that Kim is the subject of a warrant of arrest issued against him in Korea for violation of Article 347 (1) and 276 for Fraud and Illegal Confinement.

Raquepo said he was said to be a part of a voice phishing gang that illegally detained and intimidated their victims to extort money.

Meantime, also arrested on the same date in Mactan Islands, Subabasbas, Lapu-Lapu City was Eun Su Yeon, 38.  He was nabbed through the assistance of Korean authorities and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group–Region 7.

A warrant of arrest was reportedly issued against Eun for his involvement in fraud in violation of Article 347 of the Criminal Act of the Republic of Korea.  He was said to have operated an automobile trading company in Su Won City in Korea and used it as a means to defraud his victims.

On the following day, FSU agents nabbed Kim Young Ho, 45, in a resort in Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City.  He was reportedly a cohort of Eun and was likewise issued a warrant of arrest in Korea.