Japanese tagged in $400-M bank scam deported

Raoul Esperas

Posted at Nov 16 2016 11:16 AM

MANILA - A Japanese national hiding in the Philippines for the past three years was deported back to Japan for victimizing thousands of businessmen in a $400 million fund scam.

Philippine immigration agents escorted Japanese national Keiji Yuesa to the door of the Japan Airlines Boeing 763 aircraft bound for Tokyo.

Japanese Interpol agents immediately took over the custody of Yuesa as he boarded the commercial flight.

It was learned that Yuesa fled to the Philippines after his involvement in a $400 million fund scam in key Japanese cities.

Immigration records showed Yuesa entered the country as a tourist and stayed for the past three years, exceeding the 30-day allowable stay for a Japanese tourist.

Japanese Interpol and immigration agents arrested Yuesa after a fellow Japanese national tipped off authorities about Yuesa's true identity.

He was ordered deported after the Bureau of Immigration determined Yuesa has no other pending case in the Philippines.

Yuesa's name will be permanently included in the immigration blacklist for being an undesirable alien.