Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner shared that the agency will be pursuing deportation charges against a Chinese man arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs at the airport.
Tansingco shared that the man, identified as Qian Qiang, 52, was intercepted after attempting to travel on board a China Southern flight to Guangzhou, China last August 10 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.
According to reports, Qian was intercepted by Office of the Transportation Security (OTS) personnel at the final security check upon noticing an object in the shape of an ammunition inside his pair of shoes.
Inspectors then cut up the sole of his shoe, and found 2 22LR ammunition rounds and a plastic container containing more or less 5 grams Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, more commonly known as shabu, with an approximate street value of 34,000 PhP. This led to OTS personnel coordinating with the NAIA Anti-Illegal Drugs Inter-Agency Task Group (AIDIATG) for Qian’s arrest.
BI records show that the Qian was a holder of a valid 9(g) visa, and is working for a Philippine-based company. Violations of local laws, according to Tansingco, is sufficient grounds to cancel a foreign national’s visa.
“Foreign nationals who do not respect our laws do not deserve our country’s hospitality,” said Tansingco. “We will initiate cancellation of his visa and deportation against Qian,” he added.
Qian was arrested by the NAIA AIDIATG and will face cases in the local courts.
BI initiates visa cancellation of Chinese man arrested for drugs
Meanwhile, BI reported the successful deportation of two Indians tagged as terrorists.
BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. shared that Manpreet Singh Gill, 23 and Mandeep Singh, 26, were successfully deported last August 13 via Thai Airways flight to New Delhi. The duo were escorted by a BI team and were received by airline personnel and Indian authorities.
Manpreet was ordered deported for being an undesirable alien after the BI received information from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that he is wanted in India for several charges including unlawful activities prevention act, and that he is a subject of investigation for a murder in India.
The BI likewise received information from the Indian government that Manpreet is the subject of a warrant of arrest issued by the Additional Chief Magistrate, Moga Punjab for violation of India’s arms act. Mandeep on the other hand was tagged as undesirable for harboring a fugitive and for violation of the conditions of his stay.