FOUR Indian nationals in “5-6” lending business are facing deportation for illegally staying in the country, the Bureau of Immigration yesterday said.
BI Intelligence Division chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. identified the four as Manjot Singh, Mandeep Singh, Boota Singh and Gurpreet Singh.
Armed with a mission order from BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI agents arrested the four in an operation last Aug. 22 in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
Morente received complaints about the alleged “5-6” lending activities of the arrested Indian nationals.
“All four were brought to the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa pending their deportation,” Manahan said.
BI Intelligence officer Jude Hinolan, who led the arresting team, said Manjot Singh will be deported for harboring and concealing Mandeep Singh, who is an overstaying alien.
“Under the Immigration Act, harboring, employing or giving comfort to overstaying or illegally staying alien in the country is a serious offense,” Hinolan said.
Boota Singh and Gurpreet Singh, who were living in the neighborhood, were found to be undocumented. The two failed to present passports or any other travel documents when asked by the authorities.