After Japan, the government of South Korea is now seeking for the deportation of its three fugitive nationals.
Justice Assistant Secretary Jose Dominic Clavano said Korean Ambassador Kim Inchul himself made the request during a courtesy call to Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla.
“Secretary Remulla assured Ambassador Inchul that he would look into the request immediately and assist if ever the request warranted swift action,” Clavano said.
Clavano did not disclosed the names of the South Korean fugitives.
The DOJ official recalled that during the courtesy call, the Korean ambassador congratulated Secretary Remulla for the swift deportation of four Japanese fugitives.
“They then spoke about the request by the Korean government to likewise have three (3) Korean nationals deported back to South Korea. The official request, the Ambassador mentioned, was already sent by his consul-general,” Clavano said
Earlier, Japanese Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko had sent Remulla a letter which expressed the Japanese government’s gratitude in helping in the deportation of the four fugitive Japanese who were detained at the facility of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Taguig City.
The four Japanese nationals against whom criminal charges have been filed in their country are suspected members of a criminal syndicate.
The first to be deported were Japanese nationals Imamura Kiyoto and Fujita Toshiya who left together last Feb. 7. The other two – Tomonobu Saito and Yuki Watanabe – were deported last Feb. 8.