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Philippines deports 2 robbery suspects to Japan; arrests made in-flight

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I was actually at the Manila airport that day when I saw a big group of Japanese men, all in their formal black suits and escorted by a great number of Philippine Special Forces. I was clueless of what's going on and even got pissed that they were blocking the main gates hallway for their meeting. For a moment I thought they looked like Yakuza, as their body language suggests high profile ranks were giving orders in the middle. The suspects are better to serve their crime in Japan. The Philippine prisons are highly susceptible to corruption and the suspects would have an easy life in detention.

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Bet those two haven’t had a wink of sleep. They have been answering questions all night!

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Despite everything, I hope that they are given a fair trail in Japan (although I won't hold my breath), and also hope that the UN monitor proceedings.

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Nice yak tats peeking through. Hopefully they can get the lead mutt sooner rather than later! Rot in jail scummos!

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Welcome back loser clowns, rot in jail..

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Just now on the televised reportage, the Philippine Justice Secretary said: "Only the Japanese Police can tell us who Roofy is." An excellent and incisive comment!

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Nice leg tats- they’ll get a nice reception back in Nippon

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Low Life.

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as a Filipino who knows how the Philippine government works, they'd receive better justice in Japan. They might be treated as royals in the Philippine jail cells if you ask me.

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It sounds like Lee and Luffy are not Japanese. I wonder what their background is.

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watch some docs on Philippine prisons on YouTube. They are very lucky to come to Japan.

They weren't in a Philippine prison like you saw on YouTube. They were in the Bureau of Immigration detention and allowed privileges like phones, visitors, TV ,etc..

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How can they be arrested when they’re not in Japan? If they’re on the plane and have not gone through passport control they can’t be ‘in Japan’…..

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Given the rotten corrupt oligarchic government ruling the Philippines, the robbery suspects are probably better off in Japanese jails anyway.

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*The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on Monday dispatched around* 15 investigators

For 2 guys? Handcuffs and ankle cuffs would save us taxpayers a crapload of money!

I think we still pay those investigators even if they are just sitting at hq

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Innocent until proven guilty

Not here in Japan. It's guilty until you can prove your innocence.

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Yubaru

Would the Japanese government do the same if the shoe was on the other foot? I highly doubt it.

I highly suspect they would, if the alleged criminals were Philippino.

In effect, they are getting away with their alleged crimes there, by having the charges dismissed, for the potential of them being found guilty here.

Their alleged crimes there are almost assuredly fabricated by accomplices who were trying to prevent their deportation, a common practice there.

Seems to me as if they have been tried and found guilty without even stepping into a court. Let them face the courts in the Philippines, if guilty, serve their sentence there, THEN ship them to Japan to face charges here.

Except that these two have already been cleared of those charges, due to the reason I stated above.

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I still think those who committed the robberies themselves should receive a even higher sentence than these 4 suspects. Sure these men where the mastermind behind the whole operations, but those robbing people and even resorting to violence and killing during the robberies are even worse. Compare to the 4 suspects who merely make the plans inside a detention facilities. The ones doing the robberies can say whatever excuses they want about being threaten or coerse to do it, but in the end they choose to do it instead of resisting or going to warn the police.

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And do some research about J-prison. It's dreadfully strict, and no such communication opportunities can ever happen.

Most know the prison conditions here. The main worry is the type of sentencing they get will be underwhelming to what they deserve. They deserve a long long sentence for their crimes which includes a murder.

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Set an example by hanging this scum.

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Gallows would be beautiful - and fully deserved for these heinous and cowardly crimes.

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And do some research about J-prison. It's dreadfully strict, and no such communication opportunities can ever happen.

watch some docs on Philippine prisons on YouTube. They are very lucky to come to Japan.

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on Monday dispatched around 15 investigators

For 2 guys? Handcuffs and ankle cuffs would save us taxpayers a crapload of money!

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Maybe they could use the same plane.

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If you guys are thinking they'd get harsher and more just punishment in Philippines, then you dont know Philippines.

Its already reported that they are detained in some VIP cell block with access to mobile phones and people coming by as they please.

Philippines will milk these guys and continue this arrangement as long as they get something. That's just how it is there. Thats the reason only 2 got deported. Those with money to pay off the government can stay longer.

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I for one thought these transfer of prisoners back to Japan would happen sooner rather than later. President Marcos will start an Official 5 day visit to Japan tomorrow.

https://www.mofa.go.jp/s_sa/sea2/ph/page1e_000562.html

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Japan is pressuring the Philippines to deport these men, as a group, suspected of crimes in the Philippines, for what reason? 

Despite being in prison, they have been somehow sued recently by someone in the Philippines, and with such a pending lawsuit still unresolved, under Philippine law, it conveniently blocks their extradition.

even with the seriousness's of their alleged crimes here, they are going to get a slap on the wrist compared to prison in the Philippines!

Yubaru, do you even know anything about this story??!

The whole reason why the J-gov wants them is that due to the Philippines corrupt prison system, they live quite lavish prison life due to their (stolen) wealth, with private cells that have phones and computers, and that is how they are coordinating the burglaries back in Japan.

And do some research about J-prison. It's dreadfully strict, and no such communication opportunities can ever happen.

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Japan has sought the transfer of all four Japanese suspects after police obtained arrest warrants on suspicion of theft in connection with a scam targeting elderly people in the country.

Japan is pressuring the Philippines to deport these men, as a group, suspected of crimes in the Philippines, for what reason? Would the Japanese government do the same if the shoe was on the other foot? I highly doubt it.

In effect, they are getting away with their alleged crimes there, by having the charges dismissed, for the potential of them being found guilty here.

Seems to me as if they have been tried and found guilty without even stepping into a court. Let them face the courts in the Philippines, if guilty, serve their sentence there, THEN ship them to Japan to face charges here.

THAT would be justice, as odds are pretty high, even with the seriousness's of their alleged crimes here, they are going to get a slap on the wrist compared to prison in the Philippines!

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Last week they still considering to deport all four but not that fast.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/update4-manila-mulls-deporting-all-4-robbery-suspects-to-japan-at-once

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