Bureau of Immigration staff accused of "escorting" Korean fugitive

ABS-CBN correspondent Ina Reformina reports that a fact-finding team from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has recommended the filing of "various criminal and administrative charges" against five immigration personnel "for the unauthorized and unrecorded departure from the Philippines of South Korean fugitive Sungjun Park last March 19."

ABS-CBN correspondent Ina Reformina reports that a fact-finding team from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has recommended the filing of "various criminal and administrative charges" against five personnel from the Bureaou of Immigration "for the unauthorized and unrecorded departure from the Philippines of South Korean fugitive Sungjun Park last March 19."

 

According to the report, "Park was able to flee the country via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in spite of his inclusion in the BI Blacklist pursuant to an order by the Board of Commissioners for being 'undocumented and undesirable.'" Moreover, the report noted that although "Park’s passport had been cancelled by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade effective March 2012," it  "was duly processed and his boarding pass stamped" on the day of his departure. The immigration personnel were also said to have "escorted" Park at the airport.

 

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