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BI to deport 2 Korean swindlers

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport two South Korean nationals wanted by authorities in Seoul for defrauding their compatriots in their business dealings.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified them as Lim Chae Beom, 63, and Son Dae Hyon, 45, were arrested in separate operations conducted by elements from the bureau's fugitive search unit (FSU) last week.
"I issued the mission order for their arrest at the request of the Korean embassy and upon learning that both of them are subjects of red notices from the Interpol," he said in a statement.
On March 10, Beom was arrested at his home in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite while Hyon was apprehended in his residence at a subdivision in Cabanatuan City on March 16.
According to BI OIC Associate Commissioner Jose Carlitos Licas, the 63-year old foreign national is wanted for defrauding two fellow South Koreans of some 238 million won or roughly USD210,000 between November 2013 and February 2014.
Beom allegedly enticed the victims to deposit their money to his account by promising he would pay them back after he sold 3,000 kilograms of freshwater eel the he intended to import from Okinawa, Japan.
On the other hand, the BI official added that Son is wanted for defrauding a Korean-owned construction firm in Vietnam of more than USD141,000 sometime in October 2011.
The 45-year old foreigner allegedly stole from the company 196 tons of general bars which the victim bought to build a paper factory in Hanoi and which the suspect promised to replace with high-grade bars.
Both will be deported to South Korea to stand trial before the courts that issued the warrants for their arrest after they were charged with large-scale fraud.
Morente noted that they will be expelled for being undesirable aliens as soon as the BI board of commissioners issues the order for their summary deportation. (PNA)
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