Bureau of Immigration

BI arrests Korean, Chinese tourists

July 24, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 163 views

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of a Korean at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for presenting a fake ACR I-Card.

The Korean was identified as Kim Hyungmin, 41. He was intercepted after arriving on board a Korean Airlines flight from Incheon, Korea last July 23.

During primary inspection, Kim presented his passport as well as the questionable ACR I-Card.

The card was submitted to the BI’s forensic document’s laboratory for verification, which later certified that the card was counterfeit.

Meanwhile, BI Border Control and Intelligence Unit (BCIU) Deputy Head Joseph Cueto also reported the arrest of a Chinese passenger last July 22.

The Chinese man was identified as Huang Rongcu, 25. Huang was among those arrested by the Philippine National Police-Anti Cybercrime Group in a raid last January in Las Pinas.

Huang attempted to evade a deportation charge filed against him and 1073 others after being endorsed by the PNP-ACG to the BI.

Reports from the PNP said that Huang is allegedly involved in cyber fraud activities.

After being endorsed by the PNP-ACG for biometrics capture, the BI filed deportation cases against the two foreigners for undesirability, overstaying and violation of the condition of their stay.

Both Kim and Huang were immediately arrested and will be detained in the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig.