Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents have arrested an overstaying Nigerian national who has been on the Bureau's wanted list for more than a year.
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 in a statement.
It was learned that the arresting agents were armed with a warrant of deportation, that Tansingco issued pursuant to a summary deportation order the BI issued against Briggs on December 21, 2021.
The deportation order also directed that Briggs be included in the Bureau's blacklist of aliens, effectively banning him from re-entering the country.
He 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.
Meanwhile, officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Chinese national for attempting to depart using a fraudulent Mexican passport.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco shared that officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 reported the interception of Lho Zhi Min, 53, after attempting to depart for Kuala Lumpur on board a Malaysia Airlines flight Saturday morning.
Syrian national arrested for illegal drugs
A Syrian national who has foreign patrons and wealthy filipinos is in jail after millions of pesos worth of drugs were found in his condo unit in Mandaluyong City.
In John Consulta's report on “24 Oras Weekend” this Saturday, the NBI-Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (NBI-TFAID) raid on the foreign suspect's unit can be seen.
Among the drugs seized were kush, GHB in liquid form and ecstasy, according to Atty. Gertrude Paris Manandeg, deputy spokesperson of the NBI.
Before conducting the raid, the authorities conducted a test buy on the suspect.
And when the authorities searched, more than P2 million in suspected drug money was found in his vault.
A complaint for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act was filed against the suspect, who had no statement.
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