The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday successfully deported two Indian fugitives wanted in their country for criminal activities.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco shared that the two fugitives identified as Amrik Singh, 34, and Hayer Amritpal Singh, 24 were deported via a Thai Airways flight to Delhi at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.
The duo are subject of a summary deportation order issued by the BI Board of Commissioners in March this year after being tagged as undesirable aliens.
They were escorted by agents of the BI, as well as Indian law enforcement officers.
Amrik was deported after been found to have entered the country illegally and harbored another Indian fugitive that was wanted in India for involvement in terrorist activities.
Hayer, on the other hand, is wanted in India for several charges including violation of their unlawful activities prevention act. He is also the subject of an investigation for murder, and has a warrant of arrest issued against him for violation of his country’s arms act.
During the implementation of the deportation, BI Warden Facility Chief Leander Catalo shared that Hayer attempted to escape at the departure area, but was swiftly apprehended by BI operatives.
BI successfully deports Indian fugitives
“The deportation of these criminals is a significant step for the bureau in ridding our country of foreigners who abuse our hospitality,” said Tansingco. “Fugitives hiding in the country will be arrested, deported, and blacklisted,” he warned.
Meanwhile, BI said its officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have rescued a Filipina, suspected of being a trafficking victim, who attempted to leave by falsely claiming she was going to meet her foreign husband.
In a report to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the BI’s travel control and enforcement unit (TCEU) said that the passenger was stopped from leaving last May 14 at the NAIA Terminal 3 before she could board an Air Asia flight to Kuala Lumpur en route to her final destination in Phom Penh, Cambodia.
The TCEU reported that the passenger, whose identity was not disclosed as mandated by law, was prevented from boarding her flight after officers discovered that she presented a spurious certificate of marriage to her alleged Chinese spouse whom she said she was supposed to meet upon arriving in Cambodia.