The Daily Manila Shimbun


Immigration recaptures two South Koreans

May 30, 2017

The Bureau of Immigration  announced Tuesday it has recaptured in Tarlac two South Korean fugitives who escaped from detention almost three months ago. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreigners were rearrested Monday during a joint operation by agents from the BI intelligence division and the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). Morente said informants helped arresting agents trace the suspects who were collared in a surprise raid of their apartment in Macabulos Street, Bgy. San Pablo, Tarlac City. Park Wangyeol, and Jung Jaeyul, both 38 years escaped from the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig last March 6. “I have instructed our deportation unit to immediate arranged their flight back to Korea so they can be tried and punished for their crimes,” Morente said. He added he told the BI warden to assign men who will guard the duo 24 hours a day until they are deported. Authorities suspected Park and Jung are members of a criminal syndicate involved in gun-for-hire and swindling activities that prey on their compatriots in the Philippines. Park is the subject of an Interpol red notice due to his alleged involvement in the murder of three Koreans in Pampanga last year. BI intelligence agent Jude Hinolan, a member of the arresting team, said the aliens were armed when arrested but they were surprised by the raid they could not offer any resistance. Hinolan said his team recovered from the duo a caliber .38 revolver, bullets, fake identification cards, and several credit cards in the names of other Korean nationals. DMS