Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested a Korean national wanted for a string of criminal cases in his country.
BI intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. identified the suspect as Kim Seonjeong, who was intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Manahan said Kim had just arrived via a Cebu Pacific flight from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam when he was accosted by elements of the BI’s border control and intelligence unit (BCIU).
Immigration supervisors alerted the BCIU agents after the BI officer who processed the Korean passenger’s name appeared in the Interpol database.
Information obtained from the Interpol’s national central bureau (NCB) in Manila revealed that Kim was a convicted felon wanted in Korea to serve his sentence on fraud, inflicting physical injuries and drunken driving.
Authorities asserted that sometime in October 2018, Kim defrauded a compatriot by enticing the victim to give him 30 million won, or nearly US$23,000, which he would repay in the amount of 100 million won within three months.
Kim claimed that he would invest the funds in the casino business, but pocketed the money instead for his personal use.
It was also reported that Kim presented a Korean passport which was reported to the Interpol as a stolen and lost travel document.
The Korean is presently detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings.