EIGHT Chinese fugitives wanted by authorities in Beijing for involvement in economic crimes were arrested in Muntinlupa City by operatives from the Bureau of Immigration-Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU).
In his report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo said the aliens were apprehended last October 18 inside their office at the Northgate Information Technology Park in Filinvest Corporate City along Alabang-Zapote Road in Muntinlupa City, pursuant to a mission order authorizing the FSU to conduct the operation against the said foreigners.
Those arrested consisted of seven males identified as Li You, Chen Huapeng, Sun Bin, Lu Changren, Li Zigou, Li Lei, Fu Chen and one female, Wu Sile.
Raquepo said some of the Chinese nationals were even caught in the act of manning their work stations, where they were using computers to conduct their cybercrime operations that victimize fellow Chinese nationals in China.
He said the operation was based on a request by the Chinese Embassy in Manila that sought the bureau’s assistance in capturing these fugitives so they can be deported to China and face trial for their crimes.
It was learned that the arrest of the said eight Chinese nationals is the latest catch in the BI’s intensified campaign to flush out illegal aliens, including not only fugitives but also those who are illegally working in the country.
The BI said it is serving notice to these foreign fugitives that the Philippines is off limits to them and that they will be expelled from the country once they are caught.
The said aliens are considered as ‘undesirable’ and are already undocumented as their passports have already been cancelled by the Chinese government.
Raquepo said they will be immediately included on the BI’s blacklist to prevent their return to the country.