5 foreign nationals arrested in Tawi-Tawi for illegal entry

5 foreign nationals arrested in Tawi-Tawi for illegal entry

/ 06:30 PM July 02, 2024

5 foreign nationals arrested in Tawi-Tawi for illegal entry

Photo from BI

MANILA, Philippines — Five foreign nationals were arrested in Tawi-Tawi for illegal entry, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Tuesday.According to the BI, those arrested were four Indian nationals and a Malaysian national who will be facinf charges for illegal entry.

The Indians were identified as Lakhwinder Singh Brar, 30; Parwinder Singh, 21; Sukhraj Singh Dubb, 32; and Jagjit Chohan, 36; while the Malaysian was Bryan Ng, 25.

READ: 9 Chinese illegal workers arrested in Manila Bay


The BI said that the five were onboard a vessel which arrived at Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.


When Philippine Coast Guard personnel interviewed the four Indian nationals, they were not able to show their immigration stamps, while Ng was also unable to present his passport.

Authorities then discovered that the four Indians were included in the country’s blacklist of foreign nationals, while Ng was suspected to be involved in trafficking, the BI said.

READ: 4 trafficking victims back from Myanmar

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Bureau of Immigration, Tawi-Tawi

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.