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1,269 Chinese arrested at Clark Resort

/ 05:45 AM November 26, 2016
The arrested Chinese workers in Pampanga. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Immigration

The arrested Chinese workers in Pampanga. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Immigration

More than 1,200 Chinese nationals allegedly working illegally for a call center-like facility have been arrested in a resort and casino complex at Clark Freeport Zone, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday.

“As far as I know, this is the biggest single arrest of illegal aliens the BI has made,” said spokesperson Tonette Mangrobang.

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A total of 1,269 were apprehended in the facility at Fontana Leisure Park during operations carried out late Thursday through early Friday, Mangrobang said.

The BI’s fugitive search unit, the cybercrime office of the Department of Justice, and the police carried out the operation, Mangrobang said.

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Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the Chinese failed to present immigration documents, and had no working permits.

Mangrobang said some arrived in the country only last month. She said assessing each one’s immigration status would take time because of the sheer number of those arrested.

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TAGS: Bureau of Immigration, Casino, Casino Complex, Chinese nationals, Clark Freeport Zone, Department of Justice, Tonette Mangrobang
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