PASAY CITY - Immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted again two South Koreans who are wanted fugitives from justice in their country. In a report reaching Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente that Koreans Hong Chan Woo, 24 years old, and Jun Juman, 36 years old, whose names are both in the Interpol’s wanted list, were intercepted on Aug. 19 and 20, respectively, at the departure area of the NAIA 3 terminal.
According to Port Operations Division (POD) Chief Grifton Medina the duo’s arrest brought to a total of six Korean fugitives to be apprehended at the NAIA this August. He further said that the apprehended fugitives were brought to the Bureau of Immigration detention in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending their deportation proceedings. “They were about to leave the country when our immigration officers saw that their names were registered hits in Interpol database showing that they have derogatory criminal records in Korea,” Medina added. Hong was reportedly bound for Jakarta and Juman was going to Hanoi when they were offloaded from their flights and arrested. According to Atty. Rommel Tacorda, Border Control and Intelligence Unit (BCIU) Chief, Hong is wanted by authorities in Seoul for forging a private document and committing fraud. The Korean court issued a warrant against Hong last August 7, thereafter became the subject of Interpol’s red notice. As for Jun, Atty. Tacorda disclosed that he is wanted for violating Korea’s game industry promotion act for engaging in online gaming activities in conspiracy with other suspects. Jun and his cohorts allegedly amassed large sums of money amounting to hundreds of millions of Won, which the victims deposited to their bank accounts, by converting it to game money.