Korean fugitive nabbed in Cagayan de Oro; faces deportation

Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested a Korean national wanted by authorities in Seoul for swindling a compatriot in a fraudulent sale transaction. Authorities identified the Korean fugitive as Park Sang Hyun, 63, who was arrested last April 19 in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental by operatives from the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).


Based on a press release from the BI, the arresting agents were armed with a warrant of deportation which was issued against the Korean in November last year. Accordingly, Park is subject of an arrest warrant issued in 2019 by a District Court in Incheon. He was charged for allegedly defrauding another Korean in 2017 of more than US$61,000. Further, he was accused of reneging on his promise to deliver to the victim second-hand clothes that the latter intended to resell online.

Park has also become an undocumented alien as a result of the cancellation of his passport by the Korean government. He is now detained at the BI’s Warden Facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while awaiting his deportation to South Korea.

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