Immigration agents nab 3 South Korean fugitives
The Bureau of Immigration arrested three South Koreans wanted for various crimes back home.
Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said Wednesday BI intelligence operatives arrested the Koreans last June 19 at their residence at the Citadella Executive Village in Barangay Casimiro, Las Piñas City.
They were identified as Park Inyup; Jin Young Min a.k.a. Lee Young Ho; and Kim Sang Baek a.k.a. Lee Chil Soo.
David said the three were arrested during an operation to find another Korean fugitive who was believed to be hiding but was not at the house when the arresting agents arrived.
He said the agents instead chanced upon the three Koreans who were invited for questioning for their failure to present their passports and travel documents.
“They were later detained after investigation found that all of them are overstaying tourists who did not bother to extend their stay since arriving in the country,” David added.
Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI acting intelligence chief, said that aside from being overstaying, the three Koreans will be deported for harboring an illegal alien.
Mangrobang said security guards at the Citadella village have testified that they have previously seen the missing Korean fugitive in the company of the suspects inside their house.
A check with the Korean embassy revealed that Kim Sang Baek is wanted for sexual molestation, credit card theft and physical injury cases by prosecutors in Seoul.
Jin Young Min has two criminal cases of cyberfraud while Park is wanted for swindling.