FIVE Korean nationals and four Filipinos allegedly involved in fraudulent schemes have been arrested in three separate raids in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Debold Sinas said on Tuesday, April 13.
Sinas said the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and local police served three search warrants for violation of the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998 as amended by the Republic Act no. 11449.
Lee Sung Bo and his body guard John Michael Dimaampao were arrested in Pulu Amsic Subdivision in Barangay Amsic.
In another raid in Hensonville Court Subdivision, Barangay Malabanias, police arrested Yoon Yoensu, Lee Junguk and their Filipino companions Alyssa Payabyab Lee, Maiko de Luna Natividad, John Patrick Sotto Gonzales and Bong Baja Garcia.
Another suspect Lee Jaehun and Song Gil Sung were arrested in another house in Pulu Amsic Subdivision.
Recovered from the arrested persons were various electronic gadgets and accessories, Sim cards and firearms, which were subjected to verification.
“The arrested persons are engaged in fraudulent activities through hacking and phishing, victimizing mostly Korean nationals and US citizens, who are widely known as online banking/transaction users. These schemes which constitute economic sabotage are one of the national security concerns of the PNP CIDG. These suspects have allegedly amassed multimillion pesos from illicit activities exploiting technology advances,” Sinas said.
The arrested suspects were brought to CIDG Angeles for documentation and temporary custody prior to the filing of the criminal charges in court. (SunStar Philippines)