Jun 18, 2021 @ 18:47

3 Korean fugitives nabbed in Makati City

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) nabbed three (3) Korean fugitives in a posh condominium unit in Legazpi Village, Makati City following their alleged involvement in kidnap-for-ransom activities.

In a press statement, NBI Officer-In-Charge Eric B. Distor identified them as Chang Joo Cho, Dawon Beom, and Changwoo Hong.

Their arrest stemmed from an information received by the NBI-Special Action Unit implicating them in alleged kidnap-for-ransom operations in the cities of Manila and Makati.

Verification made by the NBI in the Bureau of Immigration (BI) revealed that suspects are fugitives from South Korea with outstanding warrants for their arrest.

They are facing charges for violation of Article 26 of the Korean National Sports Promotion Act in their country.

On June 15, 2021, joint operatives of NBI-SAU and BI-Fugitive Search Unit swooped down on a unit in Senta Tower, Legazpi Village where the Koreans are temporarily residing.

Major Sungsoo Chang, Police Liaison Officer of Korean Embassy, positively identified them as his own nationals long wanted in South Korea.

The arrested Korean fugitives were later turned-over to BI-Fugitive Search Unit.

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