BI agents nab 5 illegal workers, 1 fake Filipino

MANILA — Intelligence operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested six illegal aliens in back-to-back operations conducted in Manila and Bulacan since last week.

In a news release issued Tuesday, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said he issued Mission Orders for the aliens’ arrest after investigations revealed that they have been blatantly violating Philippine immigration laws.

Morente disclosed that among those arrested was a Chinese woman reportedly caught in possession of a fraudulently-acquired Philippine passport, and five foreign nationals working without a proper visa.

“There will be no letup in our campaign to flush out illegal aliens. We cannot allow these erring foreigners to make a mockery of our laws,” Morente added.

BI Acting Intelligence Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. identified the Chinese woman as 28-year-old Cai Nongnong, who was arrested last Aug. 28 near the vicinity of the BI main office in Intramuros, Manila.

Cai has overstayed since July last year and has allegedly resorted to misrepresentation by using a Philippine passport under the name Jasmin Tan Lui. Reports reveal that she had been working as a travel agent in the country.

Manahan said the five other aliens were arrested last Aug. 28 in Guiguinto, Bulacan, where they were caught in the act of illegally working in a bag and slipper strap manufacturing company without proper visas.

They were identified as Chinese nationals Guanxi Zheng, Honghong Zhuang, Jianmin Wu, and Zhidan Gao, and Korean national Hyun Seung Kim.

Manahan said all six aliens are detained at the BI detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending deportation proceedings. (BI PR)