BI to deport 3 Korean fugitives

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) is set to deport three Korean fugitives wanted by authorities in their homeland for various crimes.

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. ordered the immediate deportation of the Koreans who are presently detained at the BI jail in Bicutan, Taguig.

The fugitives, identified as Ham Sang Woon, Kim Young Gi, and Oh Myung Gun were all arrested recently by BI Interpol Unit operatives upon the request of the South Korean embassy in Manila.

David also instructed lawyer Arvin Santos, acting chief of BI law and investigation division, to expedite deportation proceedings against the alien fugitives so they can be deported to Korea to stand trial for their crimes.

“We should not allow these fugitives to languish in our jail for long periods. They should be deported right away as there is no more reason for them to remain in our country,” the BI chief said.

BI records showed that Ham Sang Woon was the latest to be arrested and he is wanted by the Ko Yang district court in Korea.

Ham was charged with embezzlement for allegedly defrauding several compatriots in a $6 million credit scam.

Kim Young Gi is wanted in Incheon for the abduction and murder of a compatriot from whom he managed to extort $30,000 through blackmail and violence.

Kim allegedly forced the victim to use his credit card in securing a loan from Korean creditors via the Internet.

Oh Myung Gun is wanted for fraud which he allegedly committed by ordering a shipment of goods from Korea which he did not pay after it arrive in Manila.

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