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Five wanted alien fugitives nabbed in Boracay

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Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Norman Tansingco announced the arrest of five foreign fugitives in two separate operations conducted by operatives of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).

Tansingco said the nabbed foreigners will be deported to their homeland to stand trial for their crimes. Of the five, four are Indians while the remaining one is a Taiwanese.

All five aliens have been transferred to the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending deportation.

“These wanted foreigners will be expelled for being undesirable aliens and also for being undocumented as their passports were already cancelled by their respective governments. We will also place them in our blacklist to ban them from re-entering the country,” Tansingco said.

A report from BI-FSU acting chief Rendel Ryan Sy said that three of the Indians were arrested on March 7 in Iloilo City and they were identified as Manpreet Singh, 23; Amritpal Singh, 24 and Arshdeep Singh, 26. All three are fugitives who are subject of warrants of arrest for charges of murder, violation of explosive substances Act 2001 and unlawful activities prevention Act 1967 of India.

Sy reported that during the operation, the arresting team chanced upon a certain Amrikh Singh, 33, who was also arrested for failure to present any travel document and is suspected of being an illegal entrant.

The Indians are now being investigated by the government in New Delhi for their alleged ties to an extremist group known as the Khalistan Tiger Force.

Meanwhile, Sy reported that also last March 7, a Taiwanese named Lee He Zhan, 26, who is allegedly wanted in his country for involvement in illegal drugs trading, was arrested in Boracay, Aklan.

A warrant of arrest was reportedly issued against Lee by the district prosecutor’s office in Diaotou, Taiwan where he was charged for violating his country’s narcotics hazard prevention act.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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