American fugitive arrested in Manila

American fugitive arrested in Manila

/ 03:01 PM May 03, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — An American fugitive who was allegedly involved in using criminal instruments was arrested in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Friday.

According to the BI, 43-year-old Myklr Aphrodite was arrested on Thursday in Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

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BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said the US Embassy in Manila enlisted the BI’s aid for Aphrodite’s location and arrest.


In a text message to, BI Spokesperson Dana Sandoval said that Aphrodite arrived in the Philippines in November 2022.

The BI said that a Texas court issued an arrest warrant against Aphrodite in December 2023 for allegedly having a criminal instrument or a mechanical security device with the intent to commit a crime.

A criminal instrument is a device that is specifically made to commit a crime, such as lockpicks.

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Aphrodite is detained at the BI’s facility in Taguig City pending his deportation, the agency said.


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He will likewise be banned from re-entering the Philippines, the BI added.

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