Japanese fugitive wanted for insurance fraud nabbed

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 29 2017 11:11 AM

MANILA - A Japanese national wanted in Tokyo for insurance fraud and swindling was apprehended by Philippine immigration officials on Wednesday.

Suzuki Yuya, 38, who has been residing in the Philippines since November 9, 2013, and married to a Filipina, was nabbed by operatives from the Bureau of Immigration's Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) at his residence along Pearl Street, South Greenpark Village, Severina Avenue Km. 18, Parañaque City.

The operatives were armed with an arrest mission order issued by Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, upon the request of the National Police Agency, the central coordinating agency of the Japanese police system.

The BI said Yuya, an undocumented alien in light of his passport's cancellation by the Japanese government, has an outstanding warrant of arrest issued by a Tokyo court last March 16.

He faces charges for health insurance fraud in connection with a false medical insurance claim for cancer treatment amounting to 22-million yen. He also faces charges for allegedly defrauding someone of 490,000 yen over coin trading.

Yuya is being detained at the BI detention facility in the police's Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

He will be deported "for posing risk to public safety and security due to his being a fugitive from justice."