BI deports 10 Chinese nationals wanted for cyber fraud, economic crimes

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DAVAO CITY (July 28) — The Bureau of Immigration deported ten Chinese nationals arrested by Immigration operatives since  week in Metro Manila and Pampanga.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente  said the arrested Chinese nationals are all wanted by authorities in Beijing for serious offenses, including economic crimes, internet fraud and smuggling.

Those arrested were detained at the BI Warden`s Facility and Protection Unit in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings

BI Intelligence Officer Bobby Raquepo, who heads the Bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU), said the Chinese nationals’ passports were already cancelled, thus they have become undocumented aliens subject to summary deportation.

The biggest catch were seven Chinese nationals arrested on July 18 during a raid of their condominium unit along Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

The deported Chinese national are  identified as  as Li Tian Feng, Duan Tingting, Li Miao, Zou Wang, Zhang Hailong, Wang Liao, and Huang Zongyou, they are allegedly wanted in China for economic crimes and cyber fraud that victimized many of their compatriots.

On July 19, BI agents arrested a Chinese woman named Cai Miao Ling inside her unit at the Tuscany Private Residences in McKinley Hills, Taguig City.

Last July 17, FSU agents and airport anti-smuggling operatives arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) a certain Wang Xiaobo, who is subject of an Interpol red notice for involvement in smuggling.

Also arrested was Ji Jingxiu who was apprehended on July 22 along the Friendship Highway in Angeles City, Pampanga. He is also wanted for cyber fraud and economic crimes.

“There will be no letup in the BI’s campaign to catch foreign fugitives so long as there are aliens who go to the Philippines to avoid arrest and punishment for crimes they committed in their homelands,” Morente said. “We are in close coordination with our foreign counterparts to ensure that justice will be served,” he added.-Jiann A. Padillo/NewsLine.ph

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