By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is deporting a Korean and a Chinese national wanted by their respective governments for economic crimes.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the two aliens were arrested in separate operations conducted by operatives of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU) in Las Piñas and Manila.
They will be deported for being undesirable and undocumented aliens as their passports had already been revoked by their governments.
“We reiterate our warning to all foreign criminals who are hiding in the country that the long arm of the law will eventually catch you and we will send you back to your homelands,” the BI chief said.
BI FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo identified the Korean as Go Yongsung, 48, and the Chinese Lian Lilong, 36.
Go, arrested on Sept. 25 at his residence along Vanessa Street in Las Piñas City, is hunted for large-scale fraud.
According to documents from Korean authorities, between December 2015 to June 2016, Go conspired with five other suspects in defrauding other Koreans of more than US$33 million in a pyramiding scam using as front a company they operated in Pasay City.
They allegedly manage to swindle their victims by promising that their investments would earn huge profits if they buy bitcoins that were non-existent.
The Chinese embassy, meanwhile, sought the arrest of Lian, wanted by Beijing authorities for involvement in economic crimes.
He was arrested on Oct. 1 inside his room at the Lido de Paris Hotel in Binondo, Manila.
It was learned that Lian and four of his cohorts, who are also Chinese, were already issued a summary deportation order by the BI for being fugitives from justice.