BI preparing deportation of Korean national wanted for swindling | Global News

BI preparing deportation of Korean national wanted for swindling

/ 05:51 PM August 10, 2016

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is already preparing the deportation of an overstaying South Korean woman wanted in her country for swindling.

Eom Jae Hwa, 54, was arrested by Immigration operatives in Clark Field in Angeles, Pampanga last July 31.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Eom was arrested on the strength of a deportation warrant that was issued against her by the BI Board of Commissioners on Dec. 2 last year.


He said the warrant was issued pursuant to a summary deportation order issued by the Board against Eom for being an undesirable, overstaying and undocumented alien.


“This should serve as a warning to other wanted foreign criminals to stop using the Philippines as a sanctuary or refuge. The long arm of the law will catch you and the Bureau of Immigration is leading the charge,” Morente said.

Eom had been hiding in the country for more than five years or since she fled Korea to evade prosecution for her crimes. Her failure to extend her tourist visa and renew her passport classifies her as an illegally staying alien.

BI spokesperson Atty. Ma. Antonette Mangrobang said the Korean is wanted in connection with the transaction she had entered into on Feb. 28, 2011 with a company in Pohang, South Korea to deliver five sets of biodiesel production machines to China. The machines were exported and delivered but Eom allegedly never paid for them as she had promised.

“She fled to Manila three months later and hid here until her capture last Sunday,” Mangrobang said, adding that the fugitive’s arrest became possible after informants tipped BI operatives that she was spotted frequently at the former Clark air base in Angeles City. RAM


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