Hundreds await deported Japanese ‘land-grabber’


The 59-year-old Japanese accused of heading a land-grabbing syndicate was deported yesterday to Japan after being detained for a month by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Misao Kaminsukasu, also known by his aliases Misao Koyama and Takeshi Koyama, was forced to board Nippon Airways flight NH870 bound for the Tokyo Narita Airport.

Kaminsukasu will face charges of forging documents to sell the lands of other people without their knowledge, much more their consent.

The syndicate headed by the deportee had already swindled billions of yen from victims in Japan.

With his deportation, the Japanese is now banned from returning to the Philippines as his name had been included in the immigration blacklist.

He was nabbed on 18 December 2018 along Gonzalo Puyat Street in downtown Manila in a joint operation of the Bureau of Immigration fugitive search unit and the Tokyo Interpol.
The Japanese arrived in the country on 13 October 2018 on a 30-day visa, with the admitted intention of evading the charges levied against him in Japan.

Hundreds of his alleged victims were awaiting Kaminsukasu, according to BI officials led by Commissioner Jaime Morente.

“We were told that he is Japan’s most wanted fugitive and catching him is definitely a huge success for the Bureau,” Morente said.

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