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South Korea’s most wanted nabbed in Cebu, deported

- By Rudy Santos () - July 9, 2001 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported to Seoul yesterday the most wanted criminal in South Korea who was arrested by agents at a beach resort in Cebu.

Immigration Commissioner Andrea Domingo identified the Korean national as Yung Jang Lee, 41, alias Raymund Lee, who is wanted in Korea for double murder.

Domingo’s special assistant on intelligence Tony Natividad said Lee arrived in Manila sometime in 1997 and stayed in a beach resort in Cebu allegedly owned by his relatives. Natividad said Lee was arrested two weeks ago and was detained at the BI detention center pending his deportation on Friday.

Lee attempted to escape police custody after his domestic flight from Cebu landed in Manila. He was able to break his handcuffs and assaulted his police escort, Chief Inspector Winnie Quidato. But Quidato managed to subdue Lee with the help of two BI agents.

Aviation Security Group chief Superintendent Florencio Divinagracia was amazed at Lee’s skill in slipping through the five handcuffs that were used on him while he was detained at the ASG detention center.

While awaiting his deportation and in apparent attempt to dodge deportation, Lee slit his left wrist and asked authorities to confine him in a nearby hospital but the minor laceration was sufficiently treated at the NAIA medical clinic.

Lee, sedated and restrained on a stretcher, was accompanied by two South Korean policemen when he was sent home onboard Korean Airlines KE620 yesterday.

AVIATION SECURITY GROUP BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION BUT QUIDATO CEBU CHIEF INSPECTOR WINNIE QUIDATO IMMIGRATION COMMISSIONER ANDREA DOMINGO KOREAN AIRLINES LEE
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