BI to deport US rapist, Korean drug dealer

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DAVAO CITY (February 22) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is deporting two foreign fugitives – an American and a Korean, after their recent arrest in Metro Manila and Quezon province by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the American Adrian Dean Eddings II, 44, an alleged rapist who was arrested Feb. 13 in Lucena City, and the Korean as Lee Yun Sung, 48, a wanted drug trafficker who was apprehended the next day in Caloocan City.

Morente said Eddings is wanted to stand trial before a court in Pawnee County, Oklahoma where he was charged with first degree rape.

“He (Eddings) is about to become an undocumented alien as the US embassy said it is in the process of revoking his US passport,” Morente said. “He will also be deported for being an undesirable alien.”

As for Lee, Morente said the former is subject of arrest warrants issued by three different courts in Korea where he was charged with violating his country’s narcotics control act for alleged involvement in narcotics trafficking and drug smuggling.

“His name is in the Interpol’s red notice list of international drug traffickers,” the BI chief said. “He should be deported immediately as his continued presence here poses a serious threat to public safety.”

Citing information the BI received from the Korean embassy, BI-FSU chief Bobby Raquepo said Lee allegedly smuggled several kilos of illegal drugs via air freights into Korea from the Philippines.

Raquepo added the Lee is an undocumented alien because his Korean passport already expired in June 2007.

It was learned that Eddings fled to the Philippines only last Jan. 22, barely a few days after the Oklahoma court issued the warrant for his arrest.

Lee, on the other hand, had hidden in the Philippines for more than 11 years and he has been on the BI’s wanted list since April last year when he was issued a summary deportation order by the bureau’s board of commissioners.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

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