Illegal Chinese trader nabbed at NAIA

A CHINESE woman wanted by the bureau for operating an illegal online gaming business in the country was arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina identified the woman as 22-year-old Chen Xiao Qing, who was intercepted at the NAIA terminal 1 last March 27 while attempting to flee the country by boarding a Korean Airlines flight to Phnom Penh.

Medina said Chen was arrested after the immigration officer at the counter saw that her name is in the bureau’s blacklist of undesirable aliens.

“It was later found that she was ordered deported by the bureau last December 28, 2016 for operating an unlicensed online gaming establishment in the country. She has been at large since,” Medina said.

The passenger was brought to the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending implementation of the deportation order issued against her.

Medina also reported that on Tuesday, an overstaying Briton was barred from leaving after he attempted to flee by boarding a Philippine Airlines flight to London.

Nicholas Fawsitt, 34, was barred from his flight after immigration officers discovered that his name is in the BI’s watchlist of overstaying aliens.

Medina said a check of Fawsitt’s travel record showed that he had been overstaying here for at least five years and has a pending deportation case before the BI.

Fawsitt's passport was confiscated and turned over to the BI's legal division so he may face the deportation complaint filed against him.