The Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) immigration intelligence operatives have arrested one of America’s most wanted criminals and four other fugitives from justice.
Immigration commissioner Siegfred Mison identified the suspect most wanted in the US as Elbert Kyung Ma alias Andrew Lee, 32, and the four other escapees as Jeffrey Louis Ochs, 54; Charlie Alog, 62; Michael Robert Cronin, 31; and Danielle Nopuente, 49.
Ma, a manslaughter convict, was arrested by the immigration team in Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City. Various identification cards, alien certificates of regis–tration, a professional driver’s license and company ID as regional manager of Manpower Phil Inc., in Chino Roces, Makati were found on his person, Mison said.
He added that the suspect, who arrived in the country in July 2011, is also wanted for parole violation in connection with multiple cases, including ho–micide, illegal possession of firearms, fraud and driving under the influence of liquor.
The suspect, who was using a tourist visa, had failed to secure a 22-month extension of stay.
“The US Embassy informed the bureau that Ma’s US passport has been revoked by the State Department as he poses a risk to public safety and interest,” Mison said in a statement, adding that the US diplomatic security service’s regional security office Manila has issued a one-page “Most Wanted” poster about him.
The immigration chief has ordered Ma’s inclusion among the BI’s blacklisted foreig- ners and recommended his summary deportation.
Meanwhile, Atty. Jose Carlito Licas, acting BI intelligence chief, said Ochs alias Jeffrey Stokes, who is wanted for identity fraud, was apprehended last June 20 in Dasmariñas, Cavite through the joint efforts of the BI and the US Embassy.
Ochs is now detained at the BI detention facility in Taguig City and is subject to sum- mary deportation.
Licas also said that Alog, who is a wanted for rape and se- xual assault, was arrested last June 19 in his hideout in Umingan, Pangasinan.
Alog was deported back to the US the following day, he reported.
On the other hand, Cronin, who is wanted for a burglary, was caught in Dasmariñas, Cavite City after two weeks of surveillance.
Licas said Cronin alias Michael Roberts Cronin is subject to summary deportation.
He said Nopuente with aliases Isabelita Nopuente and Danielle Parker, who is wanted for multiple counts of theft and fraud, was arrested by operatives in Tagaytay City last June 4.
Nopuente, reportedly a bigtime businesswoman and resident of a plush subdivision in Alabang, Muntinlupa, failed to present any valid travel documents and is now subject of summary deportation.