BI orders deportation of Korean, Japanese fugitives

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 05 2018 01:54 PM

MANILA - A Korean and a Japanese fugitive will be deported to their home countries after they were arrested last month, the Bureau of Immigration said Monday.

Masaya Nonoyama, 57, was arrested in Taguig City on October 22. He is wanted in Japan for embezzlement and has been hiding in the country since September 2015.

Lee Jong Hyun, 36, was arrested in Dasmariñas, Cavite on the same day. He is reportedly in the Interpol’s red notice list and is wanted for swindling a fellow Korean of more than P3.5 million, and for 7 other fraud cases in their country.

Both Lee and Nonoyama have overstayed in the Philippines, the BI said in a statement.

They will be deported so they could face justice and be sentenced for crimes they committed in their homelands, said Commissioner Jaime Morente.

Both aliens, whose passports were cancelled by their governments, will also be banned from re-entering the country, said BI Spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval. - with a report from Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News