‘Bruce Lee’ to be deported by Immigration authorities-A A +A
Friday, September 13, 2013
A NAMESAKE of the late Chinese-American martial artist, Bruce Lee and also considered as one of South Korea's most wanted fugitives is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
BI Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Siegfred Mison said that the deportation order was issued by BI Board of Commissioners against Beong Koo Lee, alias Bruce Lee, for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.
The foreigner was arrested Thursday at a restaurant in Ermita, Manila. An Interpol report showed that Lee was convicted on various other offenses by different courts in Korea.
Mison said Lee is also the subject of a red notice from the Interpol due to an arrest warrant that was issued against him by a Korean court two years ago.
The warrant was reportedly issued on May 16, 2011 by a district court in Jeonju, South Korea where Lee was charged for robbing a compatriot of nearly half a million dollars and inflicting serious physical injuries on the victim.
"We will deport him as his continued stay here poses a serious threat to public safety and order," Mison added.
Lee is the latest alien to fall in BI’s intensified campaign against illegal aliens dubbed as "Good Guys In, Bad Guys Out."
It was learned that Lee last arrived in Manila on June 21 last year and that he had been illegally staying in the country since his passport was already by the South Korean government. (FP/Sunnex)