SECTIONS
Monday, September 16, 2019

Bureau of Immigration 7 deports two Korean ‘fugitives’

TWO Korean nationals who were arrested in Cebu earlier this week were brought to Manila for deportation proceedings, a Bureau of Immigration (BI) 7 official said.

BI 7 Director Julius Jamorabon said all foreigners who have violated the laws in the Philippines will be arrested and will be deported provided they have no pending case in court.

Gang Hyun Young, the suspect in a murder case in Seoul, South Korea, and Kim Sun Yup, who is accused of embezzlement and larceny also in South Korea, were arrested in Cebu last Monday.

BI 7 personnel escorted them to Manila last Wednesday before they are deported to South Korea.

Jamorabon said that some Filipinos and Koreans are requesting for the blacklisting of their fellow Koreans and other foreigners for several reasons.

The said requests are still being verified to determine if there is cause to do so.

He said the undesirability and conviction of a crime are grounds for deportation of foreigners, and this applies to all nationalities, and not just Koreans.

Jamorabon said, though, that only the BI Board of Commissioners has the power to issue deportation and blacklisting orders against any foreigner.

At present, there are 23,000 Korean nationals who are permanently living in Visayas area and about 244,000 visited Cebu from January to April 2016 either as businessmen, tourists or students.

Meanwhile, Korean Consul General Oh Sun-Yong of the Republic of Korea in Cebu told reporters during a recent gathering that the Korean Government will help upgrade the facilities and equipment of the Philippine National Police.

It earmarked US$6.6 million for the undertaking.
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