MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) –Five South Korean fugitives were arrested by operatives of the Bureau of Immigration in separate operations in Pampanga and the National Capital Region earlier this week, the BI said Friday.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the fugitives facing serious crimes in South Korea were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday by operatives from the BI Fugitive Search Unit.

“They will all be deported for being undesirable aliens, aside from being included in our blacklist and banned from reentering the Philippines,” he said.

The fugitives were overstaying and undocumented as their passports were already canceled by the Korean government, Morente added.

The arrested individuals were identified by the BI as Kang Ju Hwan, 39, wanted for alleged illegal gambling; Paek Sanghun, 41, wanted for alleged telecommunications fraud; Song Jongmin, 40, and Kim Kyungmo, 32, both wanted for fraud; and Yang Minseong, 32, wanted for alleged economic crimes.

Kang  Ju Hwan was arrested Wednesday at the Clark Freeport in Mabalacat, Pampanga. A court in Busan, South Korea issued an arrest warrant against him for allegedly operating illegal gambling sites on the Internet.

Paek Sanghun was nabbed Thursday in Parañaque City. The arrest warrant issued against him by the Suwon district court in South Korea said he is allegedly involved in voice phishing operations.

Song Jongmin and Kim Kyungmo were arrested also on Thursday in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. Song is wanted in Seoul for fraud, while Kim is facing charges of telecommunications fraud and voice phishing in Busan.

Yang Minseong on the other hand was arrested on Timog Avenue in Quezon City on the basis of arrest warrants issued in South Korea for alleged involvement in criminal syndicate and for alleged economic crimes. He is alleged to be one of the leaders of the voice phishing syndicate Pa‘Kang Minho Pa’ which defrauded over 1 billion Korean won from victims, the BI said. (MNS)

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