6 Koreans nabbed for 'illegal' tutorial service

By Gretchen Malalad, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 07 2011 08:42 PM | Updated as of Jan 08 2011 04:42 AM

MANILA, Philippines - An operation was conducted by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at Fantasy World theme park in Lemery, Batangas regarding an illegal Korean tutorial service.

Jueteng whistle blower Sanda Cam was the complainant.

Cam told immigration officials that her Korean associate, Lee Kwang Ye, was using her school's name Nazareth to operate in Batangas and to get students from Korea without her knowledge.

Lee has also allegedly been referring Sandra's school to Korean students.

Cam told immigration officials the latest 28 Korean students have no special study permit.

Cam asked Lee for their passports, but Lee reportedly told Cam it was with the travel agency.

The BI, together with Cam, discovered that around 80 Korean students are staying at Fantasy World to a attend a month-long English tutorial school.

According to immigration officials, the Koreans didn't have any permits for the school or camp, and the students don't have any student permits.

According to Lee, she was only a guardian and denied that she wasn't using Cam's school to gain students.

The BI has apprrehended Lee and 5 other Koreans.