BUREAU of Immigration (BI) operatives arrested on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, a Korean wanted in his home country for operating an online prostitution advertising site.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Seo Jungnam, 41, was nabbed in an operation conducted in Amor Riverside Anunas in Angeles City, Pampanga by operatives of the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU).
The operation, in coordination with Korean authorities, was conducted upon receipt of information that Seo is a fugitive in Korea, with an Interpol Seoul Notice issued this December.
BI-FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo said Seo has been in the country since 2015 and is a suspect in a sexual exploitation and prostitution case in Korea for allegedly placing prostitution advertisements online as well as in business areas.
An arrest warrant was issued against him by the Uijeongbu District Court in Korea in 2018.
Seo, along with other accomplices, reportedly earned a profit of approximately 32 million Korean Won or P1.3 million by operating the online prostitution site under the name Playboy.
“We received information from our Korean counterparts that Seo’s passport is also undergoing revocation, making him an undocumented alien,” Raquepo said
The suspect will be presented to the BI’s Legal Division for inquest and turned over to the BI’s Warden Facility in Taguig following Covid-19 testing.