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BI orders expulsion of 155 foreigners working illegally in PH

/ 03:20 PM July 22, 2015

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has already ordered the deportation of 155 foreign nationals caught working as call center agents-cum-online gambling operators in an office in Pasay City.

Immigration spokesperson Elaine Tan said the foreign workers, mostly Chinese nationals, were rounded up in Pasay City last Monday.

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Tan said the Immigration bureau received a tip from a concerned individual about a gambling operation in Pasay, prompting agents to conduct continuous monitoring and surveillance of the area to verify the report.

At around 2 p.m. last Monday, BI operatives moved in to make the arrest and caught the foreigners in the act. When questioned, the foreign workers failed to present immigration papers and work permits.

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“Thereafter, they were arrested and brought to the BI main office for inquest proceedings,” Tan said adding that the foreign nationals were charged for deportation under Section 37(a)(7) of the Philippine Immigration Act for being improperly documented.

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