Korean fugitives wanted for fraud, arrested

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) has arrested three south Korean nationals wanted in their home country for stealing money through the internet.

After several months of hiding in the Philippines, the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP CIDG) has finally arrested Yong Ho Jeon in Makati City and couple Yang Sum and Yang Myung Ock Yeo in Benguet, on March 25.

The Korean fugitives are alleged members of a syndicate in South Korea that steals money from credit cards of their fellow Koreans.

The suspects were able to steal KRW5.6-billion  or more than P200 billion from their victims from July 2015 to July 2016.

Jeon and Yeo are facing charges of fraud in South Korea, while Sum is facing charges in the Philippines for violating its immigration laws, rules and regulations.

“By virtue of the Interpol red notice for warrant of arrest or judicial decision having the same effect no. 2016-2827 issued by the Jeonju District Court in the Republic of Korea for fraud,” said PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa.

The PNP is now coordinating with the South Korean government regarding the arrest.

“The Interpol National Center Bureau – Manila will officially inform Interpol headquarters in France of these developments,” Dela Rosa said. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue


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