3 Korean fugitives nabbed in Philippines

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 07 2020 02:52 PM

MANILA - Three Korean fugitives were arrested by law enforcers in parts of the Philippines in January, the Bureau of Immigration said Friday.

The suspects are detained at BI's detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while awaiting deportation, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said.

The bureau’s fugitive search unit first arrested 55-year-old Kwon Houkrae in Angeles City, Pampanga on Jan. 23.

An arrest warrant was issued against her by a Korean court after Kwon allegedly hired a group of hit men to murder a fellow countryman, the BI said.

The second fugitive, 40-year-old Park Iksu, was apprehended in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on the same day.

He was charged with fraud for swindling a fellow Korean of 22 million yen or US$18,400 in a business transaction.

On Jan. 27, immigration authorities arrested 49-year-old Bak Hyeon Gi inside his hotel room in Malate, Manila.

He was also wanted for fraud for allegedly receiving P3 million from a fellow Korean in return for facilitating the issuance of a court restraining order in his favor.