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BI nabs Japanese man wanted back home

Bureau of Immigration. INQUIRER PHOTO/ ALEXIS CORPUZ

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested a 63-year-old Japanese man wanted in Tokyo in connection with a multimillion-dollar electronic fraud scam.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Keiji Yuasa was arrested in Binangonan, Rizal, by the BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) “on the strength of a warrant of deportation.”

Morente said the Japanese government canceled Yuasa’s passport last November.

Jose Carlitos Licas, FSU head, said the Japanese allegedly embezzled 400 million yen, or more than $3.8 million, while working for a  bank in his country.

“A team of Japanese policemen will be in Manila to fetch him,”  Morente said.

Yuasa is detained at the BI detention center at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, awaiting his deportation.

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