MANILA – A South Korean national wanted in Seoul for swindling a compatriot in a fraudulent sale transaction was arrested in Mindanao, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on Friday.
Park Sang Hyun, 63, was arrested by operatives from the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental on Wednesday, according to a report from BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco.
The arresting agents were armed with a warrant of deportation issued by the Commissioner pursuant to an order in November last year.
“He will be deported as soon (as) we have obtained the required clearances for his departure. Consequently, he is perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines due to his inclusion in our immigration blacklist of undesirable aliens,” the BI chief said in a statement.
BI-FSU acting chief Rendel Ryan Sy said the Korean was issued an arrest warrant by a district court in Incheon in 2019.
He was charged for allegedly defrauding another Korean in 2017 of more than USD61,000.
Park was accused of reneging on his promise to deliver to the victim second-hand clothes that the latter intended to resell online.
“He is also an undocumented alien as a result of the cancelation of his passport by the Korean, government,” the BI said.
The foreigner will be detained at the BI facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while awaiting deportation. (PNA)