The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered the deportation of a South Korean national wanted by authorities in Seoul for involvement in electronic financial fraud.
The Korean fugitive was identified as 52-year-old Je Hyun Woo, who was arrested in Gen. Trias, Cavite by operatives of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Je will soon be sent back to South Korea as an order for his summary deportation was already issued against him by the BI board of commissioners in 2019.
“He has also been included in our immigration blacklist, thus he is perpetually banned from reentering the country for being an undesirable alien,” Morente added.
According to BI-FSU chief Rendel Ryan Sy, Je is already an overstaying, having arrived in 2018.
“His passport was canceled by the South Korean government, thus he is also an undocumented alien,” Sy said.
Information obtained from the Interpol’s national central bureau in Manila revealed that Je is subject of an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the central district court in Seoul on Nov. 1, 2018 where he was charged for violating his country’s electronic financial transactions act.
Je is allegedly a member of a syndicate that lured its victims to open bank accounts and debit cards under the names of paper companies, after which they handed over the means of access to these accounts to third parties who used the same in committing criminal activities.
Korean authorities charged that over 1,070 offenses using the scheme were reported to the police.
Je is presently detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City awaiting his deportation.