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MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday said it has ordered the conduct of summary deportation against a Korean fugitive.

In a statement, the BI said it has arrested 37-year-old Kim Seonjeong for being charged with "fraud, inflicting physical injury, and drunken driving."

Besides the multiple charges, Kim was also found to be a felon.

"Immigration supervisors alerted the BCIU (border control and intelligence unit) agents after the BI officer who processed the Korean passenger’s name registered a positive hit in the Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) database," the BI said.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco then instructed the immediate deportation procedure against Kim so he could face trial in his country.

As of now, Kim is still in the custody of immigration authorities in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while waiting for the official deportation.

The BI arrested the Korean national following his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on May 27.

Authorities noted that his presented passport was reported to be a "stolen and lost travel document," according to Interpol.

Earlier this week, the BI also recovered another Korean fugitive, charged with murder, after he went missing in detention facility in Taguig.

During the BI's recovery operation, two other Korean nationals protecting the fugitive were also arrested.

Police authorities have seized over PHP10 million worth of methamphetamine from the three suspects. (PNA)