The Bureau of Immigration (BI) ordered the deportation of two South Korean swindlers wanted by authorities in Seoul for defrauding their compatriots in their business dealings.
Ordered deported were Lim Chae Beom and Son Dae Hyon who were arrested last week in separate operations conducted by elements from the bureau’s fugitive search unit.
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said both Beom and Hyon will be deported to Seoul to stand trial before the South Korean courts that issued the warrants for their arrest after they were charged with large-scale fraud.
“I issued the mission order for their arrest at the request of the Korean embassy and upon learning that both of them are subjects of red notices from the Interpol,” Morente added.
BI operatives arrested Beom in his home in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite while Hyon was apprehended in his residence at a subdivision in Cabanatuan City.
Associate Commissioner officer-in-charge Jose Carlitos Licas said that Beom is wanted for defrauding two fellow South Koreans of some 238 million won or roughly $210,000 between November 2013 and February 2014.
Beom enticed the victims to deposit their money to his account by promising he would pay them back after he sold 3,000 kilograms of freshwater eels that he intended to import from Okinawa, Japan.
On the other hand, Licas revealed that Son is wanted for defrauding a South Korean-owned construction firm.