The Daily Manila Shimbun


Bureau of Immigration bans Korean fugitive

March 3, 2017

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has banned a South Korean wanted by authorities in Seoul for operating a multi-million dollar illegal online gaming racket in Cambodia a few years ago. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement on Friday said 56-year-old Jung Wok Yi was placed in the bureau’s blacklist of undesirable aliens after he recently tried to enter the country at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Morente said immigration officers at the NAIA 2 terminal intercepted and turned away the Korean last Feb. 11 when he arrived aboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Incheon.

“He was refused entry after it was found that he was the subject of a red notice from the Interpol due to a criminal case that was filed against him in Korea,” the BI chief said. He Yi had been in the Interpol’s list of wanted criminals since 2013 when South Korean authorities requested the international police organization to issue a red notice against him. The fugitive was booked on the first available flight to Inchon where upon his arrival he was fetched and arrested by Korean policemen. DMS