Four Japanese nationals wanted in their home country have successfully been deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday.
The four Japanese identified as Fujita Kairi, 24; Kumai Hitomi, 25; Terashima Haruma, 28; and Sato Shohei, 32, boarded a Japan airlines flight to Narita after having been tagged as undesirable aliens by the BI.
Fujita and Kumai were arrested by operatives of the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) on March 10 in Paranaque City. The two have standing arrest warrants issued by the Tokyo Summary Court on September 2022 for theft in violation of the Japanese Penal Code. Both were suspected to be involved in the ‘Luffy’ case that previously made headlines in Japan for committing a string of violent crimes in Tokyo.
Terashima was intercepted at the BI’s satellite office in SM Aura, Taguig last February 28 following an attempt to extend his tourist visa. Terashima faces a similar case in Japan, after reportedly impersonating police officer and an employee of the Japan Ministry of Finance to steal ATM cards.
Sato, on the other hand, is also wanted in Japan for theft and was arrested in April 24 by FSU officers along Newport Boulevard in Pasay City.
The four have been included in the BI’s blacklist of aliens, effectively barring their return to the country.
4 Japanese fugitives successfully deported
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco expressed his commitment to continuously partner with foreign governments to ensure that the country is rid of fugitives attempting to evade justice.
Meanwhile, BI said its operatives have arrested a Chinese woman wanted by authorities in her country for involvement in a large-scale pyramid investment scam.
Tansingco identified the fugitive as 44-year-old Liu Jing, who was arrested on May 19 at her residence in a subdivision in Biñan, Laguna by operatives from the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).
BI-FSU operatives arrested Liu on the strength of a mission order from Tansingco who issued the same at the request of the Chinese authorities.
According to Tansingco, the Chinese government has cancelled Liu’s passport, thus she is already an undocumented alien who is subject to summary deportation.