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BI agents collar 2 suspects in ‘Luffy’ case

March 11, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 304 views

AGENTS of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested two more suspects in the Japanese “Luffy” case Friday, March 10, 2023.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco announced that the duo was arrested in BF Homes in Parañaque City by operatives of the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).

Tansingco shared that they received information from Japanese authorities that the two have standing warrants of arrest issued by the Tokyo Summary Court on September 2022 for Theft in violation of the Japanese Penal Code.

BI FSU Chief Rendel Ryan Sy identified the Japanese nationals as Fujita Kari, 24, and Kumai Hitomi, 25.

“This is a major breakthrough in the case, as we have finally arrested more suspects involved in this major case in Japan,” said Tansingco.

“They will finally be facing their crimes in their homeland,” he added.

The case made headlines in the past month after a gang with a leader only known as ‘Luffy’ committed a string of violent crimes in Tokyo.

Their supposed leader, Yuki Watanabe, was deported last February 8.

Both Fujita and Kumai have been tagged by the BI as undesirable aliens and have been transferred to the BI facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending their deportation. BY JUN I. LEGASPI & HECTOR LAWAS