President Rodrigo Duterte suspended 18 Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel who were allegedly involved in extorting about 15 Korean nationals in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco Belgica, said that Duterte ordered the suspension of 18 BI member when they were presented in MalacaÃ±ang last Wednesday.
According to Belgica, based on the testimonies from the victims, the BI personnel illegally arrested and detained them including legal foreign workers together with Chinese and Indian nationals then asked money for their release.
Last March alone, Belgica said the BI personnel already extorted about P9.4 million from the victims.
Meanwhile, Atty. Aldwin Alegre, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration confirmed preventive suspension of their 18 personnel accused of extortion.