AGENTS of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested a South Korean national wanted for telephone fraud operations since 2017.

The BI said the fugitive, who was caught in his residence in Cavite last week, engaged in voice phishing schemes, victimizing clients of banks in his home country. 

The scam was reported to have swindled bank depositors of nearly $100,000, according to Interpol’s National Central Bureau in Manila.

Immigration Chief Jamie H. Morente issued a deportation warrant against the fugitive in 2019 for living in the country as an “undesirable alien.  

Mr. Morente also ordered the bureau’s legal division to expedite the South Korean’s deportation to stand trial for his crimes. John Victor D. Ordoñez