Overstaying Indians engaged in ‘5-6’ arrested

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DAVAO CITY — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) here arrested five overstaying Indian nationals who are into ‘5-6’ money lending business.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the aliens were apprehended in Davao City last Feb. 4 during operations conducted by operatives from the BI Intelligence Division Mindanao Task Group (MTG) headed by Intelligence Officer Melody Gonzales.

Morente said he issued a mission order authorizing the BI agents to mount the operation after his office received a complaint from Davao City residents alleging that the Indians were engaged in the notorious “5-6” lending business.

The Indians are now detained at the BI detention facility in J.P. Laurel Avenue, while undergoing deportation proceedings.

Morente called on the public to immediately report to their office presence of illegal aliens in their neighborhoods and communities.

he also warned illegal aliens that the long arm of the law will eventually catch them even if they live in the far flung areas.

It was learned that four of the Indians are overstaying aliens while one is an illegal entrant, having no record of arrival.

The Indians were identified as Darshna Devi, Gurbhej Singh Toor, Lovepreet Singh Waring, Amarjit Singh Toor, and Sukhmander Singh

.BI acting intelligence division chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. said the Indians were arrested at their residences in Bgy. Cabantian, Buhangin, Davao City after they failed to present proof of their legal residence in the country.

“They entered the country as mere tourists but they blatantly violated our immigration laws by overstaying and engaging in gainful activity without the appropriate permits and visa,” Manahan added.-jap/

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