Immigration bureau arrests Korean wanted for murder

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it is set to deport a South Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in Seoul for fatally beating a compatriot and for his involvement in telecommunications fraud.

BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) identified the alien as 38-year-old Jang Youngjin, who was arrested last Friday, April 22, at his residence in Cubao, Quezon City.

The BI-FSU operatives who arrested Jang were armed with a warrant issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente.

This is pursuant to a deportation order that the BI Board of Commissioners issued against the South Korean for being an undesirable alien.

Jang is now detained at the BI Warden Facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending his deportation to South Korea.

BI-FSU Chief Rendel Ryan Sy said Jang is subject of a red notice from the Interpol and an arrest warrant issued by the Cheongju District Court in South Korea in connection with a murder case.

The said case stemmed from an incident in Parañaque City last January 16 where Jang allegedly mauled a fellow Korean after a heated argument during a drinking spree which resulted in the latter’s death due to head trauma.

Sy also bared that another warrant was issued against Jang by the Seoul Central District Court where he was charged with running a telecom fraud syndicate that operated in China.

The syndicate members allegedly employed voice phishing in making calls to their victims in South Korea.

Combined losses amounted to more than 63 million won or roughly P2.6 million.


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