BI arrests 2 Vietnamese over crypto scam

Jun I Legaspi Jul 22, 2023

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on July 17 arrested two Vietnamese reportedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam.

The two were identified as Phan Thi Lien, 27; and Nguyen Sanh Huy, 28.

In a report to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato Manahan, Jr. said that the two were among those arrested by the Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) last May in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

They were said to be working in a crypto scam hub with trafficked employees, according to the PNP-ACG.

The two are now subject for deportation. “Cases were previously filed against them, but their physical custody remains with the arresting agency,” said Tansingco.

The duo were immediately turned over to the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending deportation.