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Korean fugitive captured in CDO

April 21, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 283 views

A SOUTH Korean national wanted by authorities in Seoul for allegedly swindling a compatriot in a fraudulent sale transaction was arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration in Mindanao.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the arrested alien fugitive as Park Sang Hyun, 63.

Hyun was nabbed on April 19 in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental by operatives from the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).

Tansingco said the arresting agents were armed with a warrant of deportation, which he issued pursuant to a deportation order by the BI Board of Commissioners against Hyun in November last year.

“He will be deported as soon we have obtained the required clearances for his departure. Consequently, he is perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines due to his inclusion in our Immigration blacklist of undesirable aliens,” the BI chief added.

BI-FSU acting chief Rendel Ryan Sy said Hyun is the subject of an arrest warrant issued in 2019 by a District Court in Incheon.

The Korean was charged for allegedly defrauding another Korean in 2017 of more than US$61,000.

Hyun was accused of reneging on his promise to deliver to the victim second-hand clothes that the latter intended to resell online.

“He is also an undocumented alien as a result of the cancellation of his passport by the Korean government,” Sy said.

“He will be detained at the BI’s facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while awaiting his deportation to Korea. Sy added.