TWO more South Koreans wanted in their country for telecommunications fraud were arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers recently.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the suspects as Kim Changhan, 25, and Kim Junhee, 38, who were arrested last Thursday and Friday, respectively, by operatives of the BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) in separate operations conducted in Makati City and Porac, Pampanga.

The BI chief said the two South Koreans already have summary deportation orders in 2019 and 2020 for being undesirable aliens.

BI-FSU Chief Rendel Ryan Sy said the deportation order against Kim Changan was in relation to an arrest warrant issued by the Seoul Central District Court in October 2020.

Kim Junhee, on the other hand, faces a warrant issued by Seoul Nambu District Court in July 2019.

The duo is also subjects of red notices issued by the Interpol based on the arrest warrants issued by the said courts, Sy added.

Information obtained from the Interpol’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Manila revealed that Kim Changan is allegedly the leader of a telecom fraud syndicate based in Sandong-sung China which engaged in voice phishing to defraud its victims of more than 63 million won or nearly US$53 million.

The NCB also bared that Kim Junhee was also tagged as a member of a telecom fraud syndicate based in Tianjin, China that defrauded its victims of over 110 million won or about US$92 million.

The South Koreans are detained at the BI’s Warden Facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending the implementation of their deportation.