Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption.

Xie Haojie was arrested last Sunday in Manila in an operation coordinated with Chinese authorities.

The 49-year-old is wanted back home on charges of corruption that amounted to USD210 million.

Officials from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration handed him over yesterday to China’s authorities in Manila for deportation.

Vice Chairman of China’s National Supervisory Commission Li Shulei said the case involved a huge amount of money that made Xie “a very terrible social influence”.

Xie was presented to the media in the Philippines but did not make any statement.

Chinese police escort Chinese national and fugitive Xie Haojie after Xie was handed over by Philippine authorities at a press conference in Manila yesterday. – AFP