4 illegal aliens nabbed in Pasay, Puerto Galera

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced Sunday the arrest of more foreign fugitives wanted for serious crimes in their homelands.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said four aliens, two South Koreans and two Chinese nationals, were arrested last October 25 and November 2 during operations conducted by officers from the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) in Pasay City and Oriental Mindoro.

Arrested last October 25 inside a condominium unit along Balagtas St., Pasay City was Korean Ko Chang Hwan, 52, who is wanted by authorities in his country for importing illegal drugs.

The BI-FSU reported that Ko is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Suwon District Court in Ansan, South Korea where he is charged with violating his country’s narcotics control act.

During the operation, the arresting agents also encountered Ko’s residence Korean national Min Seokchul, 44, who was found to be overstaying in the Philippines since 2018.

Meanwhile, on November 2, a team of BI-FSU operatives arrested at a beach resort in Puerto Galera, Chinese nationals Lu Changyong, 48, and Lu Changxin, 46, who are both wanted by Chinese authorities for large-scale fraud.

The Chinese government said the two fugitives are subjects of arrest warrants issued by the Public Security Bureau in Jilin, China for committing contract fraud in violation of Chinese criminal law.

The four are currently detained at the BI Warden Facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation.