BI agents arrest, deport Chinese fugitives for economic crimes

The Bureau of Immigration has ordered the deportation of three Chinese fugitives wanted by authorities in their country for economic crimes and large-scale fraud.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreign fugitives were arrested in separate operations in Parañaque and Pasay by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit.

Morente said the fugitives’ arrest was made at the request of the Chinese government which sought their deportation to China so they could be prosecuted and tried for their crimes.

The Chinese fugitives were identified as Xu Xiaojun, who was arrested inside a restaurant along Airport Road, Baclaran, Parañaque, while Chen Yao Lin and Lv Mingwei, were nabbed along Newport Blvd. in Pasay.

Information from Chinese authorities said Xu is wanted for his involvement in bank credit card fraud which defrauded many of his compatriots of millions of yuan.

According to the Chinese government, both Chen and Lv were involved in internet fraud from their victims amounting to more than US$2 million.

A detention warrant was reportedly issued against the duo by the municipal public security bureau in Wuxi City, Jiangsu province, China.

Morente said all three aliens, whose passports were already revoked by the Chinese government, will be placed in the BI blacklist and banned from re-entering the Philippines.

Topics: Bureau of Immigration , Jaime Morente , Xu Xiaojun , Newport Blvd
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