Three members of the Korean Voice Phishing Criminal Group, all sentenced to 10 years in prison in Korea, were arrested by National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) operatives using the Interpol Red Notice, in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
The arrested fugitives were identified as Kwon Hyeoksoo, 39; Sim Dong Woo, 39; and Lim Yeongjun, 36, all residents of Unit 302 Lucerne Building, Asteria Residences, Brgy. San Isidro, Parañaque City.
According to the report sent to NCRPO chief, P / Major General Debold Sinas, the arrest was made after the authorities contacted the Fugitive Search Unit of the Bureau of Immigration.
Through the Interpol Red Notice, the three were arrested around 11:45 a.m. and taken to the Metro Manila District Field Unit Office at SPD Compound, Lawton Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
The investigation revealed the three foreigners were all members of the Korean criminal group involved in online loan fraud in the Philippines and Korea.
Over P23.5-M worth of suspected party drugs, marijuana seized in Pasay
Authorities discovered more than P23.5-million worth of suspected party drugs and marijuana contained in abandoned shipments from other countries during their inspection in Pasay City on Wednesday.
The Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group of Ninoy Aquino International Airport used K-9 dogs in the parcel profiling and full operation at the Central Mall Exchange Center.
Shipments to the Philippines are processed and passed through the facility.
Eight parcels were found to contain the alleged drug, which is usually colorful pills that are suspected ecstasy.
In all, more than 12,000 tablets were discovered in the packages.
According to Director Derrick Carreon of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the narcotics detection dog first examined the shipments.
Bureau of Customs examiners opened it for inspection if the dog noticed suspicious content.
Six of the shipments came from various towns in the Netherlands and were declared to contain coffee or breakfast cereal.
Such parcels should be consigned or sent to various people in Manila, Las Pinas, and Laguna.
There is also a hidden drug in a Belgian toy box consigned to a person from Angeles, Pampanga.
A parcel from California was declared to contain only beauty cream to be sent to Negros Oriental but was found to contain ten vape cartridges containing suspected marijuana oil.
The agency will conduct follow-up on the names of recipients of suspicious shipments.