PH Immigration to deport 2 Chinese fugitives

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport two Chinese nationals wanted for alleged involvement in economic crimes in their country.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the fugitives as Chen Yanhua, 56, and Xu Xiaojun, 34 who were arrested in separate operations this week.

Morente said Chen was arrested last Sunday at a hotel in Parañanque City while Xu was nabbed at a restaurant in Baclaran on Wednesday.

Chen was apprehended following information about her location and surveillance of her activities.

It was learned that Chen was one of the seven Chinese fugitives whose arrest and deportation were sought by their government in September 2018.

According to the Chinese embassy, Chen and her cohorts defrauded 13 of their compatriots who were enticed to invest their money amounting to seven million yuan or roughly a million dollars on the promise that their deposits would earn profits and interest.

“We will deport her immediately as her passport was already canceled by the Chinese government, making her an undocumented alien,” Morente said. “She is also an undesirable alien due to her record as a wanted fugitive.”

Meanwhile, Xu was arrested for allegedly engaging in bank card fraud in his country, making an illegal profit amounting to millions of Yuans in damages.

“We received information from Chinese authorities about his crime a few days ago, hence we immediately conducted a case buildup and requested that a mission order be issued by the Commissioner to effect the arrest,” the BI said.

Xu’s passport was also canceled by the Chinese government, making him an undocumented alien.

Chen and Xu are currently detained at an immigration facility in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City pending their deportation.

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