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3 Koreans, 8 Japanese wanted for fraud arrested

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THREE KOREANS and eight Japanese who are all wanted for fraud in their countries have been arrested in different parts of Luzon, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on Wednesday. Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, in a statement, said the three Koreans, who are wanted in Seoul and facing charges of large-scale fraud and embezzlement, were caught in separate operations. Arrested on Feb. 4 in Quezon City was Kim Moo Gyo, 35, who is charged for involvement in telecommunications fraud with his victims losing more than a billion won or over $840 million. Nabbed on the same day in Taguig City was Kim Saehyun, 27, for illegally operating an online gaming business and committing telecom fraud. On Feb. 10, Wi Seong Don, 72, was also arrested for multiple counts of fraud and embezzlement charges. On Feb. 11, the eight Japanese nationals allegedly involved in voice phising and telecom fraud and extortion were arrested in Laguna. BI Fugitive Search Unit chief Bobby R. Raquepo said the Japanese have been targeting their fellow Japanese nationals and many of their victims are retired citizens. All 11 foreigners are detained at the facility in Taguig City while awaiting deportation. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas









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