Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives have arrested a Taiwanese national wanted by authorities in Taipei for attempting to kill a compatriot 17 years ago.
In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) identified the alien as 53-year-old Huang Kuan-I, who was arrested Monday morning in the town proper of Real, Quezon.
The arresting agents were armed with a Warrant of Deportation from Morente who issued the same upon receiving information about Huang from Taiwanese authorities.
Huang is subject of an outstanding warrant that the Hualien prosecutor’s office in Taiwan issued against him in 2004.
“Aside from being an undesirable alien, he will also be deported for being an undocumented alien because his passport already expired in February 2019 and has not been renewed since,” said BI-FSU Acting Chief Rendel Ryan Sy.
Sy added that Huang is already overstaying as he last arrived in the country in April 2009 in an attempt to evade prosecution and sentence for his crime.
Taiwanese wanted for 17 years nabbed in Quezon—BI
“He fled to the Philippines a year before a Taiwanese judge sentenced him to eight years in prison for attempted murder,” Sy said.
Information provided by the BI revealed that Huang was reportedly convicted for shooting and seriously wounding his victim in Hualien, Taiwan in 2004 after having a heated argument with the latter.
Huang will be detained at the BI Warden Facility in Taguig City pending the implementation of his deportation. He will also be placed in the immigration blacklist and banned from re-entering the country.
Last week, Officers from the BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) coordinated with Camarines Sur 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company, Naga City Mobile Force Company, and Korean authorities arrested Park Junghoon, 49, along Magsaysay Avenue in Naga City.
Park was arrested on the strength of a warrant of deportation issued against him for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.
Park is a wanted fugitive, with two outstanding warrants of arrest issued by Gwangju District court in August 2013 and Seoul Daejeon District court in 2014, both for Fraud.