PH immigration deports 47 Koreans fugitives

FORTY seven Korean nationals who are wanted in their country for various offenses were deported, the Bureau of Immigration at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport said on Thursday.

BI Port Operations Division Chief Marc Red Mariñas said the deportees boarded Jeju Air flight 7C2382 escorted by hundred Korean Interpol after they were formally turned over to Korean authorities.

According to Mariñas, the deportation was part of the process of decongesting the immigration jail from foreign inmates. He further revealed that said the BI has also scheduled the deportation of another fugitive who is wanted in United Kingdom (UK) for rape charges.

British authorities sought the help of the Philippine immigration for the arrest of Mark Christopher Wyatt who was convicted in a British court but fled the UK in violation of his parole or for breaching a supervision order and notification requirements.

Wyatt was arrested by the bureau’s fugitive search unit at his home in Camiling, Tarlac, Mariñas said.

Benjie Vergara
A veteran reporter covering the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. He is currently writing for Manila Times, the Philippines' oldest newspaper.

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