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BI arrested 635 undesirable aliens in 2012

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MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Immigration has arrested a total of 635 foreign nationals in 2012, which is three fold over the 153 foreigners arrested in 2011.

“All of them were detained at the BI detention center in Bicutan, Taguig and subsequently charged with violating our immigration laws,” Immigration Chief Ricardo David said Wednesday adding that most have been deported already and have been included in the bureau’s blacklist of undesirable aliens.

David said the bulk of arrested aliens were involved in cybercrimes. They were arrested in various operations conducted jointly by the BI with other law enforcement agencies, including the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Committee.

Taiwanese nationals numbering 390 topped the list of the arrested aliens, followed by 137 Chinese, 32 Koreans, and 25 Americans. Included in the list are 45 foreign fugitives from justice who are wanted for serious crimes in their homelands.

Atty. Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI acting intelligence chief, said the arrested foreigners were among the subjects of 755 complaints and cases that the BI intelligence division investigated this year.

She said cases handled this year by the division is slightly higher than the 732 cases it processed in 2011.


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZML5N2RBL5P6XZ7PR5BM4Q7YUE fair play

    635 arrested equals 635 subject to extortion. BI is worse that Bureau of Custom, Believe me, garapalan ang racket, kunwari meron resident ombudsman pero sa tingin ko nahawa din ng sakit!

  • avmphil

    Almost all these ‘deportees’ will be back in Manila with total facelifts. The connectivity (with locals) is here to hunt for the gullible and the poor. The system must send them back not with a persona- non-grata certificate, but a reminder with a hush punishment like what is meted in Singapore and Malaysia .The mandatory cain.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    PERA LANG KATAPAT NIYAN TAPALAN MO SA MUKA!! LALABAS DIN YAN!! WALA KASO!



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