May 22, 2024

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Korean with fake travel card nabbed in NAIA

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of a Korean national at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for presenting a fake ACR I-Card.

The Korean was identified as Kim Hyungmin, 41. He was intercepted after arriving on board a
Korean Airlines flight from Incheon, Korea last July 23.

During primary inspection, Kim presented his passport as well as a questionable ACR I-Card.

The card was submitted to the BI’s forensic document’s laboratory for verification, which later certified that the card presented was indeed counterfeit.

Meanwhile, BI Border Control and Intelligence Unit (BCIU) Deputy Head Joseph Cueto also reported the arrest of a Chinese passenger last July 22.

The Chinese man was identified as Huang Rongcu, 25, who was among those arrested by the Philippine National Police-Anti Cybercrime Group in a raid last January in Las Pinas.

Huang attempted to flee to evade a deportation charge filed against him and 1073 others after being endorsed by the PNP-ACG to the BI. Reports from the PNP said that they were allegedly involved in a company engaged in cyber fraud activities.

After being endorsed by the PNP-ACG for biometrics capturing, the BI filed deportation case against them for undesirability, overstaying, and violation of the condition of they stay.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco expressed his surprise at the arrest, saying that those arrested are still in the physical custody of the PNP. “While we have filed deportation cases against them as it follows given that they are foreign nationals, the physical custody remains with the PNP,” said Tansingco.

“We will be requesting the PNP to investigate as to how one was able to escape and attempt to flee the country,” he added.

Both Kim and Huang were immediately arrested and will be detained in the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig.