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Immigration arrests Chinese people involved in financial fraud in China

DAVAO CITY —The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has announced the arrest of a Chinese man wanted by authorities in Beijing for involvement in financial fraud.

According to the report, the Immigration Department’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) identified the captured fugitive as 52-year-old Qiu Jiajian, who was arrested along Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila on April 15.

The FSU operatives were armed with a mission order from Commissioner Normal Tansingco, who issued the same at the request of the Chinese government.

Qiu was later admitted to the BI Directorate in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, where he will remain pending deportation proceedings.

BI-FSU Acting Chief Rendel Ryan Sy announced that Qiu had been issued an arrest warrant by the Licheng Sub-bureau of the Public Security Bureau in Quanzhou, China.

Chinese prosecutors alleged that Qiu issued forged special value-added tax (VAT) invoices, which violated China’s criminal code.

He allegedly used the name of a Quanzhou import-export trading firm and other shell companies to falsely issue more than 200 special VAT invoices for non-existent goods worth more than 26 million yuan, or about 3.5 million dollar, thereby defrauding the Chinese government. of tax revenue.

Sy said that in addition to being a fugitive from justice, Qiu will also be deported for being a foreigner who has overstayed in the country and is undocumented, as his Chinese passport already expired on September 8 last year. He will also be blacklisted and banned from entering the Philippines.