BI: 3 South Korean fugitives arrested

BI: 3 South Korean fugitives arrested in Cebu

/ 09:57 PM May 09, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tursday reported the arrest of three South Korean fugitives in Cebu.

According to the BI, the three were arrested in Talisay City, Cebu on May 3.


The arrested fugitives were identified as Han Jungwoo, 37; Jo Woongje, 36; and Lee Chihoon, 25.


The BI said that the three have red notices from the International Criminal Police Organization as they have cases of robbery.

BI-Fugitive Search Unit’s Rendel Sy said that the three were accused of using devices to monitor and steal personal information from their victims.

As such, a warrant of arrest was filed against them in South Korea in January 2024.

They were taken into the BI detention facility in Taguig City pending deportation.

The BI added that they will also be banned from entering the country.

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