Immigration operatives arrested a Korean fugitive wanted in his country for defrauding his victims of 350 million won, equivalent to P15.2 million.
Immigration Intelligence Officer Melody Penelope Gonzales of the BI Mindanao Intelligence Task Group in coordination with the
National Bureau of Investigation arrested the 61-year-old Lee Sanghun in a restaurant in Calinan District, Davao City.
Lee is subject of a manhunt of the BI’s Intelligence Division upon receiving information of his crimes from Korean authorities in July.
His name is included in the Interpol wanted list, and is tagged as a fugitive wanted for prosecution. Lee has a standing arrest warrant issued in 2020 by the Gunsan Branch, Jeonju District Court of South Korea.
Lee defrauded a bank of a total of 350 million won, equivalent to 15.2 million pesos, on 11 separate occasions from 1998 to 1999. In addition, he allegedly took profit by borrowing more than a billion won, or 43 million pesos, from two other fraud cases.
He is also linked to illegal online gambling activities in the country, and has pursued mining activities in Davao City.
“He has been in the country since 1999 and is already an undocumented and overstaying alien. As a fugitive, he is considered an undesirable alien, and will be immediately deported and blacklisted from our country,” BI chief Jaime Morente said.