A Korean fugitive who allegedly recruited Filipinos to deliver drugs to South Korea was arrested.
In a report by John Consulta on 24 Oras Weekend this Saturday, it was said that high-profile Korean fugitive Sim Dongwoo flew to Marinduque to escape, but he was apprehended by the personnel of the Bureau of Immigration – Fugitive Search Unit and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
According to BI – Fugitive Search Unit chief Rendel Sy, Sim was arrested in 2021 because of his case in Korea due to telecom fraud, but was released without the knowledge of BI so he went into hiding again.
However, authorities in Korea monitored the suspect because of drug mules caught there. The investigation revealed that Sim was the source in the Philippines.
The shipment of shabu through his Korean drug mules who are being recruited here in the Philippines is a new case of a Korean national.
“Nilalagay nila itong methamphetamine o shabu sa sole ng sapatos. May instances na nilalagay din sa sanitary pads o kanilang private parts para nga hindi ma-check ng ating airport authorities, kaya ito’y nakakalusot papunta ng Korea,” said Sy.
Sy added that the Korean drug mules are said to be carrying about 200 grams of shabu.
The Korean fugitive is now locked up in the BI Detention Facility, which is still trying to film a statement by GMA Integrated News.
BI is also backtracking to determine who else is Sim’s accomplice.
Senior citizen dead after being trapped in fire in Pasay City
A 72-year-old senior citizen died when he was trapped in his house in a fire that broke out in Barangay 96, Pasay City.
In Darlene Cay’s report in the State of the Nation, the victim was identified as Ruben Yabut, who died in their house on Zamora Street.
According to his son, Yabut was bedridden or unable to move after he suffered a stroke.
Resident Darwin San Miguel even tried to rescue Yabut.
However, San Miguel was injured, as well as another resident and another fire volunteer.
The fire broke out after 2 p.m.
The Bureau of Fire Protection immediately raised the fire to a second alarm.
The fire was extinguished two hours later.
According to the records of barangay officials, 48 houses were burned, and 70 families lost their homes.
The barangay hall of Barangay 96 was also burned, and some important documents such as financial documents, blotter and logbook of the barangay were destroyed.
Those who were burned will stay at Zamora Elementary School for a short time.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.