A Cameroon national was barred entry at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) after he passed himself as a French citizen by presenting a stolen French passport.
The BI’s Border Control and Enforcement Unit (BCIU) identified the passenger as 31-year-old Valentine Forkwa Mbanwei, who arrived at the MCIA last November 20 aboard a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore.
The BCIU reported that the African initially presented a French passport under a different name. However, his ruse did not work out as it registered an Interpol hit indicating that the French passport was reported stolen and lost by the owner.
The passenger later admitted his true identity and presented his Cameroon passport.
Mbanwei was immediately denied entry for misrepresentation, for not possessing an entry visa, and for being likely to become a public charge.
As a consequence of the fraud, Mbanwei’s name will be included in the BI’s blacklist, banning him from entering the Philippines indefinitely.
Meanwhile, BI said it barred from entering the country two convicted American pedophiles, who tried to enter the country via the international airport in Cebu over the weekend.
Tansingco said 47-year-old Neil Eugene Graves was intercepted last November 18, while 60-year old Stuart Chase Dingman was stopped the following day at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). Both arrived via a Korean Air flight from Incheon, Seoul.
Gun in bus shooting used in other crimes – PNP
The gun used by the suspects to kill the live-in partner inside a bus recently in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, has also been used in other crimes.
According to PNP-Public Information Office Chief PCol Jean Fajardo, the Integrated Ballistic Identification System and cross-matching of the bullet casings used to kill Gloria Atillano and Arman Bautista inside the Victory Liner bus this November has been completed. 14.
It appears from the analysis that the gun was also used in three other shootings, including an incident in Isabela.
Because of this, the possibility grows that a gun-for-hire group is responsible for killing the victims.
However, the PNP still does not remove Atillano’s son as a person of interest.
The PNP continues to gather additional evidence on the identity of the suspects.
The PNP hopes that in the next few days, there will be a breakthrough in the said case.