The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the deportation of eight Japanese nationals previously arrested for their involvement in scam operations.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that the eight were arrested last February 11, 2020, at a resort in Sitio Lilian, Famy Laguna, by operatives of the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) through a joint operation with the National Bureau of Investigation Laguna District Office (NBI-LAGDO).
Found on the scene were numerous phones and scripts, which they used to dupe their victims.
Reports allege that the eight were involved in a scam targeting Japanese nationals. Many of their victims, according to reports, are retired senior citizens. The syndicate was said to have scammed millions of Pesos in its scheme, which has been operating for at least three years.
While authorities believe the eight are not connected to the Luffy gang, they were said to be operating a similar modus targeting the Japanese elderly.
The deportees boarded a Japan Airlines flight to Narita at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Tuesday.
Following their deportation, their names have been included in the BI’s blacklist, effectively barring them from re-entering the country.
4 Koreans arrested for fighting in Taguig bar
Four Koreans are in jail for allegedly starting trouble outside a bar in Taguig City.
In a report by GTV Balitanghali, it was said that the guard separated the foreigners, but they did not stop, so he called the police.
The Koreans were taken to the precinct, and it was discovered that they knew each other and had been drinking together.
The reason for their fight has not yet been determined.
Foreigners who do not have a statement will face complaints of alarm and scandal.
Meanwhile, a Cameroonian national is in Makati City promising to triple the investment victims’ money but will return it in fake dollars.
In a report by John Consulta on 24 Oras Weekend this Saturday, the suspect was identified as Valere Younga, who was arrested by Makati City Police and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas personnel at a coffee shop in the city.
More than $20,000 in counterfeit dollars were seized from the suspect.
According to the complainant, the suspect enticed him to invest P6 billion in his business, but he had to give P500,000 to speed up the process.