At least eight Chinese fugitives wanted by authorities in Beijing for economic crimes have been arrested by immigration agents in Muntinlupa City
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the aliens were apprehended inside their office at the Northgate Information Technology Park in Filinvest Corporate City along Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City.
The eight are the latest catch in the Bureau’s intensified campaign to flush out illegal aliens, including not only fugitives but also those who are illegally working in the country.
Morente said operatives from the BI Fugitives search unit conducted the operation against the fugitives.
“These aliens are undesirable, and are already undocumented as their passports have already been canceled by the Chinese government,” said Morente.
He added the eight would immediately be placed in the Bureau’s blacklist to prevent their return to the country.
Arrested were seven males and one female, and were identified as Li You, Chen Huapeng, Sun Bin, Lu Changren, Li Zigou, Li Lei, Fu Chen, and Wu Sile.
According to BI FSU chief Bobby Raquepo, some of the Chinese nationals were even caught in the act of manning their workstations, where they were using computers to conduct their cybercrime operations, which victimize fellow Chinese nationals in China.
“The Chinese Embassy in Manila sought our assistance in capturing these fugitives so they can be deported to China and face their crimes,” Raquepo said.
Morente reiterated there would be no letup in the BI’s campaign to “serve notice to these foreign fugitives that the Philippines is off limits to them and that they would be expelled from the country once they are caught.