BI arrests overstaying Frenchman

The Bureau of Immigration’s Intelligence Division (BI-ID) has successfully apprehended a French national for overstaying in the Philippines.

The subject, identified as Yassine Nouraddine Debah, 51, was arrested in an operation conducted in accordance with a mission order issued by BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco.


“We will not tolerate overstaying aliens who disregard the legal requirements of their stay in our country,” said Tansingco. “We will continue to be vigilant and proactive in ensuring that immigration regulations are upheld,” he added.

The operation, led by the BI’s Regional Intelligence Operations Unit – 2 (RIOU-2) was conducted last September 4 and 5 in Balagtas St., Victory Norte, Santiago City, Isabela.

Debah was ordered arrested after been found to have violated the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940 for overstaying and for being undocumented.


Fortunato Manahan, Jr., Chief of the BI Intelligence Division shared that intelligence personnel conducted a 2-day surveillance at Debah’s residence to confirm his identity, in coordination with Santiago City police and Victory Norte Barangay officials.

Upon confirmation of his location, operatives proceeded to conduct the arrest.

Debah reportedly presented an expired passport with no recent extension.


He was immediately transferred to the BI’s holding facility in Bicutan, Taguig where he will remain pending deportation proceedings.

2 Indian nationals arrested

The two Indian nationals were arrested after allegedly robbing their fellow Indian and his Filipino stepmother in Quezon City.

The suspects were also captured with guns and a grenade.

Some Indian nationals rushed to the police station after the arrest of the suspects, who were also involved in other kidnapping incidents.

Some Indian nationals helped arrest the suspect, identified as Dewinder Dhaliwal, in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City.

His alleged accomplice, Manjeet Hansra, was arrested in a follow-up operation by the police in Fairview.

The investigation revealed that another Indian and his Filipino stepmother were on a motorcycle to collect a loan, but the suspects stopped them and pointed a gun at them.

The victim’s motorcycle also sustained scratches after being hit by the assailants.

Apart from the victims, the suspects have victimized others in recent weeks.

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