A so-called high-profile Korean who escaped from the Bureau of Immigration’s holding facility in Bucatin has been captured in Angeles City.
Lee Sang Te has been wanted by the Korean government since 2011 for robbery. In addition he is also wanted for other theft cases he was involved in.
Korea has cancelled the passport of Lee and a summary deportation order was issued by BI on October 4. He will also be blacklisted as an undocumented and undesirable foreigner.
Lee has been in the Philippines since May 12, 2009. He will now be returned to Bucatin where he faces numerous charges of escape. After his two-year stint in the Philippines, BI officials arrested him with the assistance of the Philippines National Police (PNP).
The Korean was found at a hotel and casino in Angeles City, Pampanga, at 7.30pm yesterday.
Elaine Tan of the Bureau of Immigration said: “Lee attempted to delay arrest by confining himself in a private hospital. A number of key personalities in other local agencies even tried to negotiate in Lee’s behalf,” said BI spokesperson Elaine Tan.
“Pursuant to the Commissioner’s ‘Good Guys In, Bad Guys Out’ campaign, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that he is deported out of the country at the soonest possible time, in view of the personality involved,” said Ms Tan.
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