Immigration agents have arrested an overstaying Nigerian who has been on the bureau’s wanted list for more than a year.
BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the alien as Felix Briggs, 32, who was cornered inside a condominium in Pasig City by operatives of the bureau’s intelligence division.
Tansingco said Briggs was arrested 15 months after he was ordered deported by the BI board of commissioners for overstaying.
“We call on other foreigners who are wanted for deportation by our bureau. Stop hiding because the long arm of the law will catch you sooner or later,” the BI chief said in a statement.
It was learned that the arresting agents were armed with a warrant of deportation that Tansingco issued pursuant to a summary deportation order the BI issued against Briggs on Dec. 21, 2021.
The deportation order also directed that Briggs be included in the bureau’s blacklist of aliens, effectively banning him from re-entering the country. Vito Barcelo
He will be deported as soon as the BI secures his travel document and the required clearances for his deportation from the National Bureau of Investigation.