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Two illegal aliens arrested by BI-intel in Cebu and Manila

TWO illegal alien, an American and an Indian, were arrested in Cebu and Manila by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents of its intelligence division.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the aliens were nabbed by operatives from the BI intelligence division headed by Fortunato Manahan, Jr. in separate operations conducted in Carcar City and at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Citing a report from Manahan, the BI chief identified the American as Barry Lee Jordan, 48, who was arrested last April 28 at his partner’s residence in Bgy. Upper Buenavista, Carcar City.

Members of the BI’s regional intelligence operations unit based in Cebu reported that Jordan had been overstaying in the country for more than seven years or since Dec. 27, 2015 when he last arrived in the country as a tourist.

Manahan said that Jordan was not able to present or any travel document when confronted by the arresting team, thus he will also be deported for being an undocumented alien. Jordan was also charged for undesirability, having been considered a threat to his community. Videos of Jordan circulated on Youtube allegedly threatening a bartender with a knife while livestreaming.

Manahan also reported that last April 25, elements from the BI’s border control and intelligence group (BCIU) at the NAIA 3 terminal intercepted and arrested an Indian national who was caught with a fraudulent entry visa on his passport.

Harwinder Singh, 33, was about to board a flight to New Delhi when the immigration officer who processed him doubted the authenticity of the Philippine entry visa that is pasted on his passport. Examination conducted by the BI’s forensic documents laboratory confirmed that the said visa is counterfeit.

Tansingco said the aliens are now detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while undergoing deportation proceedings for violating Philippine immigration laws.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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