Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives arrested on Wednesday a Korean national wanted in his country for phishing.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente lauded members of the BI’s Fugitive. BMSearch Unit (FSU) for the successful arrest of Park Voram, 39, at a hotel building in Mandaluyong.
The operation, which was coordinated with both local and Korean authorities, yielded Park, who is an undocumented alien and is wanted in Korea for fraud in violation of Article 347-(1) of the Criminal Act of Korea.
According to BI FSU Chief Rendel Sy, they received information from South Korea of Park’s standing arrest warrant issued by the Gwangju District Court.
Park is reportedly a member of a large-scale voice phishing organization who deceived thousands of victims by pretending to be a loan officer in a financial institution. Damages attributed to him amount to over 4B KRW or more than 171M pesos .
“The arrest of these fugitives show that despite the pandemic, we are serious in our drive to locate, arrest, and deport these illegal aliens,” said Morente. “We will not allow these undesirable aliens to hide here to avoid facing responsibility for their crimes,” he added.
Park will be temporarily detained at the BI’s Warden Facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending his deportation.
South Korean wanted for voice phishing falls – BI
Last week, Bi announced the arrest of 2 Korean fugitives arrested in the island of Boracay.
According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, officers from the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) arrested Kwon Yongtae, 58 and Im Seung Il, 39 in an operation at Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island.
Information from Korean authorities state that Kwon has a warrant of arrest issued in 2012 by the Seoul Bukbu District Court for fraud in violation of Korean laws.
Im, on the other hand, also has a standing warrant of arrest issued by the Uijeongbu District Court in Korea for fraud amounting to KRW 32,000,000 or 1.3M pesos. An Interpol red notice was also issued against Im for assault last August.