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Immigration to deport wanted American-Korean

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An American-Korean wanted in South Korea for telecommunications fraud was arrested by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the passenger as Shin Seung Chul, who was intercepted at the NAIA Terminal 1 before he could board a Philippine Airlines flight to Narita.

The passenger was arrested after his name appeared on the hit list of the BI’s Interpol system, indicating he is a wanted fugitive in South Korea.

Shin was later turned over to personnel of the BI-NAIA’s border control and intelligence unit (BCIU) who then brought him to the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, where he will remain while undergoing deportation proceedings.

According to the report, Shin is subject of an Interpol red notice issued in 2016.

He is wanted for fraud in Seoul involving 572 million won, or roughly more than $418,000.

Shin allegedly conspired with two other suspects in defrauding a victim of his money by employing a scheme known as voice phishing.

A check of Shin’s travel record showed that he had been hiding in the country for more than seven years as his last record of arrival was on April 12, 2016.

He arrived in the country months before a warrant and an Interpol notice were issued against him.

“He will be sent to Korea as soon as our board of commissioners issues the order for his summary deportation. He will then be placed in our blacklist and banned from re-entering the Philippines,” Tansingco said.

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