A SOUTH Korean fugitive allegedly involved in illegal gambling activities in his home country was nabbed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila Friday, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported. 

The name of the foreigner, who was exiting the Philippines with a flight to Cambodia, registered a positive hit in the BI and the International Criminal Police (Interpol) system while going through immigration check. 

The fugitive has a standing arrest warrant issued by a district court in South Korea for violating his country’s national sports promotion act.

Interpol also tagged the South Korean with a red notice, identifying the individual as a fugitive wanted for prosecution.

Communication between BI and the Interpol central bureau in Manila showed that the South Korean is wanted for conspiring with other suspects in managing various gambling sites online which earned them about $33.6 million. 

The South Korean national is currently detained at the BI holding facility in Taguig while awaiting deportation. — John Victor D. Ordonez