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BI arrests two more ‘Luffy’ suspects

Two more suspects in the controversial “Luffy” case in Japan were apprehended by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Fujita Kairi, 24, and Kumai Hitomi, 25, both citizens of Japan, were arrested by members of the BI Fugitive Search Unit on Friday in BF Homes, Parañaque City.
The two have standing arrest warrants that were issued by the Tokyo Summary Court in September 2022 for theft in violation of the Japanese Penal Code, according to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco on Saturday.
Both Fujita and Kumai have been declared undesirable aliens by the BI. They have been transferred to the BI facility in Bicutan, Taguig, pending their deportation.
“They will finally be facing their crimes in their homeland,” Tansingco said.
Last month, the Philippines deported four Japanese nationals tagged in the Luffy case, including alleged mastermind Yuki Watanabe.
The suspects were reportedly involved in at least 14 robberies across several Japanese prefectures and the murder of a 90-year-old woman in a suburb of Tokyo.
The Japanese embassy in Manila had lauded the Philippine government's "constructive" response and cooperation on the deportation of its citizens involved in organized robberies across Japan. — VBL, GMA Integrated News