Bureau of Immigration nabs 3 foreigners

September 03, 2019

FOR allegedly using spurious travel papers, three foreigners were intercepted separately last week in the departure areas of NAIA terminals  1 and 3 by personnel from the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

BI Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina said those arrested included two Chinese citizens and an Indian national, all of whom were caught in possession of fake travel documents.  

One of the Chinese nationals was identified as 49-year-old Huang Chenghua, who was intercepted last August 30 before he could board a flight to Toronto.  He reportedly used a Mexican passport with a Canadian visa that was found to be counterfeit.  He also presented a fake Mexican voter’s ID.  

The next day, BI Travel Control Enforcement Unit (TCEU) Over-all Head Ma. Timotea Barizo reported that BI officers at NAIA 1 intercepted an Indian passenger named Mahipal, 25, who likewise attempted to leave with a fake Canadian visa on his passport. She further disclosed that the Indian national was about to board a flight to Toronto when he was stopped by members of the TCEU.