BI to deport Russian fugitive

February 17, 2020

A Russian woman wanted by authorities in her country for large-scale fraud will be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

The fugitive was identified as 36-year-old Uba Iuliia, who was arrested last February 6 inside her condominium unit along Legaspi Street, Makati City by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU) headed by Bobby Raquepo.

It was learned that Iuliia was arrested at the request of Russian authorities which sought the BI’s help in locating the fugitive so she could be deported and prosecuted for her alleged crimes.

Her passport was already confiscated by the Russian government, thus she will be deported for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.

Raquepo said that in a letter to the BI in October last year, Russian authorities said Iuliia has a standing arrest warrant issued by the Department of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs in the City of Ulyanovsky, Russia for large scale fraud with abuse of authority.

A suspected accomplice remains at large and is the object of a continuing manhunt for BI-FSU operatives.

A check of the bureau’s travel database revealed that Iuliia had been hiding in the country since July last year when she arrived in Manila as a tourist.