Philippine immigration to deport Chinese fugitive wanted for fraud

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A Chinese national wanted for large-scale fraud in China is set to be deported following his arrest in Pasay City, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Thursday.

In a report, the BI said the fugitive, identified as as 36-year-old Xu Zhongqing, was arrested last Monday along Pacific Drive in Pasay City.

Immigration Spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said Xu is currently detained at the Bureau’s Warden’s Facility and Protection Unit in Bicutan, Taguig, pending implementation of his deportation order.

“He was already placed in our immigration blacklist, thus he is now perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines,” Sandoval said in a statement.

The BI said Xu is wanted by Chinese authorities for acquiring more than 63 million Yuan through fraudulent bank transactions.

His name is likewise included in the Interpol’s Red Notice list, and his passport was already revoked by the Chinese government.

Xu had been hiding in the country after fleeing China several years ago to evade prosecution, the immigration bureau said.

A deportation order was issued against Xu in 2016 for being an undesirable alien. The order was issued at the request of the Chinese Embassy in Manila.

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