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PACC turns over high-profile fugitive to Chinese authorities

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Philippine authorities present before the media the 49-year-old Chinese fugitive

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Wednesday (January 16), turned over to Chinese authorities a high-profile fugitive from China who was involved in billion-dollar economic crimes and corruption in his country.

The suspect, identified as Xie Haojie, 49, was a former official of the Chinese government facing a standing warrant of arrest in China.

He was nabbed by members of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and PACC on January 13 at Shell Residences in Pasay City.

“We are just waiting for the tickets to be procured by Chinese police and he will be turned over in the airport. I think in a few days’ time siguro,” said BI Commissioner Jaime Morante.

According to China’s National Supervisory Commission (NSC) Director for International Cooperation La Yifan, the suspect served as general manager to a state-owned enterprise.

“Certainly, through initial investigation there are hard evidence indicating that Mr. Xie, the fugitive has breached the public trust and abused public power for his private gain,” confirmed Director La Yifan.

He was accused of usurpation of authority by accepting bribe.

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Xiao Jinhua thanked the Philippine authority for the speedy capture of the Chinese fugitive.

“On behalf of the embassy I would like to express our sincerest thanks to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, to the Bureau of Immigration and (National) Bureau of Investigation for their high efficiency in capturing the fugitive,” the Ambassador said. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mai Bermudez)

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