BI nabs 3 Sokor, 8 Japan fugitives

February 12, 2020

THREE South Koreans and eight Japanese fugitives were nabbed by Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives in four separate operations this week.

The aliens were arrested in operations conducted in cities of Quezon, Taguig, Pasay, and Laguna by operatives from the bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).

BI FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo said the three Koreans are wanted by authorities in Seoul on charges of large-scale fraud and embezzlement that victimized many of their compatriots.  

“They no longer hold valid passports as these were already canceled by the Korean government,” said Raquepo.

Arrested on February 4 in a unit inside a condominium building in Cubao was Kim Moo Gyo, 35.  Kim was reportedly issued an arrest warrant by a Korean court where he was indicted for involvement in telecommunications fraud wherein the victims’ combined losses amounted to more than a billion won or more than $US840 million.

Also arrested on same date in a condominium unit in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig was Kim Saehyun, 27.  Kim was issued a warrant of arrest for illegally operating an online gaming business and committing telecom fraud in violation of Korea’s national sports promotion act of the Republic of Korea.