THREE foreigners wanted for various crimes in their homelands were arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents in Cebu City last Wednesday.
The fugitives were identified as Peter Alan Towle, 61, an American national, and Koreans Choi Ki Young, 42 and Han Dae Sung, 48.
“All of them are now detained at our detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig while awaiting deportation to their countries where they will stand trial for their crimes,” BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement.
They were collared in three separate operations conducted by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU) on December 14.
Towle, was arrested inside his unit at the MS Uptown Apartelle along Rahmann Street, Cebu City.
The US embassy said that the American is a convicted pedophile who was ordered re-arrested by a California court in 2013 for his failure to register as a sex offender.
He was previously convicted on charges of engaging in lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.
On the other hand, the 42-year-old Korean was collared inside his house along P. Burgos Street in Mandaue City.
The Korean embassy said an arrest warrant was issued last August 16 by a Korean district court for violating his country’s national sports promotion act. He is also the subject of an Interpol red notice.
The other Korean arrested was nabbed inside the Ayala Center Mall in Cebu City. He is the subject of three arrest warrants due to a string of fraud cases that were filed against him. (FP/Sunnex)