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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported a Korean fugitive wanted by authorities in his country for operating an illegal gambling website.According to his report to Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Chief Grifton Medina identified the fugitive as 35-year-old Jung Hyeongwook, who left the country last Sept. 3 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight to Pusan.

He further said Jung was deported a few days after he surrendered to the Korean embassy in Manila which earlier cancelled his passport. The passenger was reportedly issued a temporary travel document by the embassy to facilitate his departure and was later arrested upon his arrival in Korea. “I’ve recommended to Commissioner Morente that he (Jung) be placed in our blacklist to prevent him from re-entering the country,” according to him. It was learned that Jung, who is wanted for prosecution for violating his country’s national sports promotion act, was subject of a red notice issued by the Interpol last July 16. Citing information obtained from the Korean police, the Bureau of Immigration-Interpol said that between October 2015 and March 2016, Jung operated an illegal gambling website called “pony–ber1.com” which provided sports betting facility to members. Jung and his cohorts allegedly collected betting money from the members and pocketed nearly US$ 6 Million from the online gambling racket. He may be sentenced up to a maximum jail term of seven years if convicted.

 

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