9 more Japanese wanted for telco fraud deported

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    THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday deported the second batch of Japanese who were arrested in November last year and are wanted in their country for alleged involvement in a telecommunications fraud that has victimized many of their compatriots.

    The nine Japanese who were sent back to Tokyo were identified as Kubu Takumi, Fukata Yuji, Shirai Yusiki, Tsujimura Kuke, Miyauchi Ryunsuke, Sendai Masanori, Miyaki Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Shouta and Ken Kamitani.

    The immigration bureau deported last Monday the first batch of nine Japanese also wanted for telecommunications fraud.

    This brings to 18 the number of deportees out of the 36 Japanese arrested by the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit.

    The 36 were caught operating a voice phishing operation in the country that has milked an estimated 2 billion yen or $18 million from their victims, all based in Japan.

    The schedule for the deportation of the 18 remaining Japanese who are being held at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city has yet to be finalized.