Wanted Taiwanese nabbed

The Bureau of Immigration at the Clark International Airport reported that its operatives arrested a Taiwanese national who is wanted in his home country for drug-related crimes.

BI Intelligence Division chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. identified the arrested Taiwanese as Lai Po Ving, who was discovered to be the subject of a summary deportation order issued last April 2021 for violation of the terms and conditions of his stay under the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940.

According to Manahan, Lai initially presented his Turkish passport bearing the name Lai Bulut along with his Special Investor’s Resident Visa card.

Manahan added that Lai was also discovered to be wanted by the Taiwan Police Attache for violation of the Anti-Illegal Drug Act and he tried to evade prosecution for his crime by using his Turkish passport.

Meantime, two Indian nationals were also arrested after they were caught using fake immigration stamps.

The Indian nationals were identified as Amritpa and Pritpal Singh, who attempted to board a Tiger Air flight bound for Singapore on 6 October 2022.

Amritpal and Singh were apprehended for having passports that were affixed with counterfeit Philippine entry visas, visa extension stickers and arrival stamps.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco then expressed his dismay at the incident.

“These attempts to use visas and stamps to clear immigration inspection are futile. Our officers undergo rigorous training to detect dubious documents,” Tansingco said.

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