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Alleged Korean gang leader falls



The Bureau of Customs Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU) reported the arrest of a Korean national who allegedly extorted his compatriots of money amounting to 40 million Korean won in Boracay, Aklan.

The suspect — identified as Lim Seungil — is believed to the leader of a notorious gang in Korea.

In a report given to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI-FSU chief Rendel Ryan Sy stated that last 13 August 2021, his team conducted a enforcement operations at Crown Regency in Boracay, Malay, Aklan pursuant with a mission order in coordination with Major Inhak Won of the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) and the Malay, Aklan Police.

Operatives arrested Seungil whom Sy said poses risk to public safety and security being a fugitive from justice as per official communication from Major Won, the Police Attache and the KNPA dated 30 July 2021.

The Korean fugitive was reported to have an outstanding warrant of arrest issued by the Uijeongbu District Court in Korea for fraud amounting to 32 million won. An Interpol Red Notice was also issued against him for mob assault dated 5 August 2021.

Sy said Lim’s passport is undergoing a process of revocation by the Korean authorities and he will be under the temporary custody of the Malay Police pending the result of his Covid-19 swab test.