Joint elements of the Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU), Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB), Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Chinese Police conducted a Police Assistance and Rescue Operations at about 9:40 PM of October 9, 2019, at Golden Unicom Technolgy , Inc. 7th Floor, Millenium Building, 10 NAIA Rd, Parañaque City which resulted in the arrest of foreigners, mostly Chinese who are involved in the operations of fraudulent activities using online sites catering to offshore clienteles.
As a result, a total of five hundred twelve (512) foreigners, consisting of four hundred eighteen (418) are Chinese (348 males, 70 females); forty-four (44) Myanmar nationals (30 males, 14 females); twenty six (26) Malaysians (23 males, 3 females), nineteen (19) Vietnamese (9 males, 10 females); four (4) Taiwanese, (2 males, 2 females) and one (1) female Indonesian were arrested; and several computers and other computer paraphernalia used in the operation of online fraud were confiscated.
The operation emanated from the coordination of Bureau of Immigration and NCRPO gathered through series of surveillance, monitoring and lateral coordination that led to positive validation of the information regarding the online fraud victimizing Chinese nationals.
“Parang simple na budol-budol kumbaga. Sa kanila, they represent themselves belonging to a reputable company. Therafter, through tricks and ways nakukumbinsi nilang mag-invest,” NCRPO Chief explained as to the scheme of the malefactors.
“Sa una may mga profit katulad ng mga ginagawa sa ating budol-budol. Eventually, kapag malaki na ang tinaya o na-invest, doon na sila napuputol. So na findout ng chinese government na dito sila located. They’ve been doing this for quite some time. Maaring palipat-lipat lamang,” he added.
The arrested persons are now under the temporary custody of RSOU for safekeeping, pending the documentation and investigation being undertaken by the Bureau of Immigration and the Chinese Police prior to their deportation to their home countries
Meanwhile, recovered pieces of evidence were taken by the Chinese Police into their custody.
“Since ang kanilang mga passports ay cancelled na, they are now undocumented aliens here. And iyon ang basis ngayon para i-process ang kanilang deportation. It’s just that our basis for them, working without permit,” PMGEN ELEAZAR said.
“The operation is a statement of a symbiotic relationship among Philippine law enforcement agencies and our foreign counterparts which is indispensable to ensure that the rule of law prevails in all circumstances,” PMGEN ELEAZAR added.