Korean arrested for grave coercion

February 09, 2019

ANGELES CITY -- A Korean man was arrested last Friday by policemen here who implemented a court-issued warrant of arrest against the foreigner for grave coercion.

Chief Inspector Roldan Gallano, commander of Police Station 6 here, identified the Korean as Kim Yoo Shik, 51, resident of Sta. Maria 2 Subdivision in Barangay Balibago.

The warrant was issued by Judge Jocelyn Gamboa-Delos Santos of Municipal Trial Court Branch 3 with a recommended bail of P36,000.

The arrested person was among the three Koreans who were subject of a criminal complaint for grave threat and coercion filed by Liezl Bagaporo, owner of Pink Flamingo Bar in Barangay Balibago.

The other accused are Kim Hyun Goo and Sunwoo Jang, also residents of this city.

In her complaint, the businesswoman said that the three Koreans, who were being escorted by Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s civilian agents, entered the said bar in the afternoon of December 14 last year and demanded that the establishment be turned over to them.

The Koreans allegedly even threatened to have the bar raided and closed as they refused to leave the establishment.