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Is rumored drug lord Johnson Lee back in PH? BI checking Korean national Kim Yu Seok

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is checking the identity of a Korean in the country on suspicion that he could be the suspected drug trader Johnson Lee who was freed by the so-called “ninja cops” in 2013 in Pampanga, Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said on Thursday (Oct. 23).

Perete, who has supervision over the BI, identified the person the BI is checking as Kim Yu Seok.

“Based on records from the BI, the passport issued under the name of Kim Yu Seok was indeed used to enter the Philippines on 30 Sept 2019,” he said.

“No departure using said passport has been recorded since.,” he noted

In the meantime, Perete assured that “the BI is currently reviewing, among others, footages from their CCTV as part of the verification process.”

Johnson Lee was allegedly the target of a sting operation that was conducted by the so-called “ninja cops” in Mexico, Pampanga back in 2013.

However, the drug trader was allegedly released by the “ninja cops” who allegedly took a large chunk of the seized 200 kilos of shabu and no longer declared the P55 million in cash and Toyota Fortuner seized in the operation.

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