Japanese fugitives deported
All four Japanese fugitives have been included in the BI’s blacklist of aliens, effectively barring their return to the Philippines
The Bureau of Immigration successfully deported on Wednesday the four Japanese fugitives wanted in Japan.
The Japanese were identified as Fujita Kairi; Kumai Hitomi; Terashima Haruma and Sato Shohei, who were boarded via Japan Airlines’ flight JL746 bound for Narita after having been tagged as undesirable aliens by the BI.
According to the agency, Fujita and Kumai were arrested by the BI Fugitive Search Unit on 10 March in Parañaque City as they have a standing warrant of arrest issued against them by the Tokyo Summary Court on 20 September 2022, for theft in violation of the Japanese Penal Code.
Both were also suspected to be involved in the “Luffy” case that previously made headlines in Japan for committing a string of violent crimes in Tokyo, Japan.
Terashima, on the other hand, was intercepted at the BI’s satellite office in SM Aura, Taguig City last 28 February following an attempt to extend her tourist visa. She is also facing a similar case in Japan after she was reportedly accused of impersonating a police officer and an employee of the Japan Ministry of Finance to steal ATM cards.
Meantime, Sato is also wanted in Japan for theft and was arrested last 24 April by BI-FSU operatives along Newport Boulevard in Pasay City.
All four Japanese fugitives have been included in the BI’s blacklist of aliens, effectively barring their return to the Philippines.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco expressed his commitment to continuously partner with foreign governments to ensure that the country is rid of fugitives attempting to evade justice.
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