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NBI arrests Korean fugitive

By Jeffrey Damicog

A South Korean national wanted in his country for extortion was arrested by the law enforcement authorities in Pasay City on Friday, May 8.


National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) (MANILA BULLETIN)

Acting NBI Director Eric Distor identified the arrested fugitive as Kim Tae Young. He was apprehended in Pasay City by joint operatives of the NBI’s Special Action Unit (NBI-SAU) and the Bureau of Immigration’s Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU).

Distor said that Young had two warrants of arrests in South Korea which were issued on December 2, 2016 and June 25, 2016 for multiple offenses including special extortion. The amount involved in such alleged offenses is an estimated at around 500 million won or P20.5 million.

Prior to his arrest, a joint operation was conducted by the NBI-SAU, Bureau of Customs and Philippine Coast Guard last May 6 concerning illegal goods at a warehouse at a Pasay City warehouse.

During the operations, the joint team team was able to accost and identify Young who was found to be the owner of the illegal goods.

The NBI then conducted a verification with the Korean Embassy which provided the information that Young is a fugitive. He remains in custody at the NBI headquarters in Manila.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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