A male Nigerian who has been on the bureau’s wanted list for more than a year and who have been overstaying in the country was arrested by operatives from the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the alien as 32-year-old Felix Briggs, who was arrested last March 13 inside a condominium in Pasig City by agents from the bureau’s intelligence division.
Tansingco said Briggs was arrested 15 months after he was ordered deported by the BI board of commissioners for overstaying.
“We call on other foreigners who are wanted for deportation by our bureau. Stop hiding because the long arm of the law will catch you sooner or later,” the BI chief said.
The BI agents were armed with a warrant of deportation that Tansingco issued pursuant to a summary deportation order issued by the BI against Briggs on Dec. 21, 2021.
Briggs will be deported as soon as the BI secures his travel document and the required clearances for his deportation from the National Bureau of Investigation and he will then be included in the bureau’s blacklist of aliens, effectively banning him from re-entering the country ever again.