Three foreign fugitives arrested during the last week of January

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said its operatives arrested three foreign fugitives during the last week of January as the agency continues its intensified campaign against wanted aliens hiding in the country.

In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingcos said the three aliens were arrested in successive operations conducted by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU) in Metro Manila and Pampanga.


Tansingco said the aliens are now detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, while awaiting deportation.

“All three of them were already issued deportation orders by our board of commissioners, thus we will arrange their flights as soon as we have secured the necessary clearances for their departure,” the BI chief added.  “They have been placed in our blacklist and banned from re-entering the Philippines.”

The FSU said it was first arrested in Parañaque City last Jan. 25 Chinese national Peng Yao, 30, who is wanted by Beijing authorities for kidnapping and unlawful detention.


A warrant for his arrest was reportedly issued by the People’s Procuratorate in Luxi, China.  His passport has also been revoked by the Chinese government.

Three foreign fugitives arrested during the last week of January

Last Jan. 29, FSU operatives arrested in Angeles City, Pampanga, Australian national Shaun Glen Mountney, 55, who is wanted by authorities in Queensland for aggravated domestic violence and using a carriage service to menace, harass, and offend his victim.

Also arrested on Jan. 31 is Korean national Yun Deokwon, 40, who is wanted by authorities in Seoul for involvement in telecommunications fraud which was the basis for the Suwon district court in Korea to issue a warrant for his arrest.


Authorities alleged that Yun and his cohorts operated a call center in China in 2011, from which they engaged in voice phishing, calling victims who were offered fictitious loans in exchange for payment of processing fees.

Meanwhile, BI intelligence agents arrested an overstaying South African man in Albay last January 24.

In a report to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, operatives of the BI’s regional intelligence operations unit detailed the arrest of Benjamin Michael Theron along Sikatuna Street, Brgy. 13 Ilawod West, Legazpi City, Albay, in coordination with the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group-5 (PAF TOG-5), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency-5 (NICA-5), Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NFSL), and local police forces.

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