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Taipei authority in PH confirms hazing suspect Trangia flies to Chicago

/ 08:27 PM September 22, 2017

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines said in an official statement on Friday that Ralph Cabales Trangia, one of the suspects tagged in the fatal hazing of law student Horacio Castillo III, did not enter Taiwan, but instead flew straight to Chicago, USA on the same day he landed in the country.

“This is to clarify that, after checking our relevant records, (Trangia) did not enter Taiwan,” the statement read.

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“Mr. Trangia left Manila on Sept. 19 by BR 262, transited in Taoyuan Airport and connected (via) BR56 flight for the United States on the same day.”

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday disclosed that Trangia took Eva Air flight BR 262 to Taipei, Taiwan, on Sept. 19. The plane ticket for the 2 a.m. flight was reportedly bought a day earlier.

But TECO noted that the suspect was “only one of the millions of transit passengers” who had passed by the Taiwan airport bound for North America.

“At this point in time, TECO does not know Mr. Trangia’s current whereabouts,” it added. /jpv

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