Japanese fugitive wanted for fraud arrested in Parañaque

AUTHORITIES from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) apprehended on Wednesday a Japanese national wanted for fraud charges in Tokyo.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Japanese national Suzuki Yuya was arrested on Wednesday, June 28, at his residence in South Greenpark Village, Parañaque City.

According to the Japanese embassy in Manila Yuya, 38, had been hiding in the Philippines for more than three years now.

He reportedly arrived in the country with his Filipina wife on November 9, 2013.

The BI said Yuya has an outstanding warrant of arrest in a court in Tokyo for allegedly committing health insurance fraud from which he earned more than 22 million yen.

He was also charged for defrauding another victim of more than 490,000 yen through a coin trading investment.

The Japanese national is now detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig, while awaiting the arrival of a team of Japanese policemen who will escort him back to his country.

His will placed on the BI's blacklist to prevent him from reentering the Philippines. (SunStar Philippines)

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