Immigration bureau to deport 2 foreign fugitives


Posted at Mar 19 2019 01:23 PM

MANILA - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday it would deport two foreign nationals wanted for crimes in their respective countries. 

In a statement, the BI identified the two foreigners as American Joel Pasay Aquino, who is wanted for child pornography in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Korean Kim Jae Hyeong, who is wanted for swindling millions of dollars.

Aquino and Kim were nabbed on Saturday in Angeles City, Pampanga and Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu, respectively, the BI added. 

"These are very serious offenses, and their stay here poses a risk to our people. They are undesirable aliens who should be deported immediately,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said. 

He said Aquino was issued a warrant by a United States district court for “receipt of child pornography,” a crime punishable with prison time of 5 to 20 years.

Kim, meanwhile was issued an arrest warrant by a district court in Seoul, Korea for “swindling [from] a compatriot” the total amount of $234 million (P12.3 billion) on the “promise that it would earn interest.” 

The BI said Kim “reneged on his promise” and flew to Manila, where he stayed for 4 years. 

The two fugitives were issued deportation orders, with their passports already cancelled by their respective governments, BI said.