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Japanese fugitive nabbed

Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested yesterday a Japanese fugitive wanted by authorities in Tokyo for involvement in a multi-million dollar electronic fraud scam.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the fugitive as Keiji Yuasa, 63, who was arrested in Binangonan, Rizal by members of the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU).

Morente said Yuasa was arrested on the strength of a warrant of deportation which he signed pursuant to a summary deportation order that the BI board of commissioners issued against the foreigner last Oct. 6 for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.

He is now detained at the BI detention center in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while awaiting deportation.

Morente disclosed that Yuasa’s passport was already canceled by the Japanese government in November last year and that he was declared undesirable by the BI for posing a risk to public safety and security.(Jun Ramirez)