THE Bureau of Immigration said it has arrested a Chinese wanted for economic crimes in China.
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the fugitive as He Hui, 27, who was arrested while trying to renew his expired student visa.
Hui’s name popped out on the bureau’s watchlist of wanted alien fugitives, leading to his arrest. He has been staying in the Philippines since fleeing China last year to avoid arrest and prosecution.
Records showed that Hui had been studying at the Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU) in Dagupan City. He violated the conditions of his stay when he continued to study even after his student visa expired.
“We will deport him for being an undesirable and illegally staying alien,” Morente said. “He was already overstaying at the time of his arrest for failing to renew his student visa before it expired last February.”
He added that Hui’s passport was cancelled by the Chinese government.
Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, BI spokesperson, said the bureau will ask the LNU to explain why it should not be sanctioned for allowing Hui to enrol without requiring him to renew his visa.
According to Mangrobang, Hui was placed in the bureau’s watchlist on April 29 when the board of commissioners issued an order for his summary deportation.
She said the deportation order was issued at the request of the Chinese embassy in Manila which informed the BI that Hui is a fugitive wanted for economic crimes in China.
Meanwhile, Morente said charges for violation of immigration laws were filed against a Chinese and three Taiwanese.
The Taiwanese were identified as Shi Ming Tsai, Kuo Chuan Cheng and Chun Ming Lin, who were arrested during a raid by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives on July 5 in Las Piñas City where some 298 kilos of shabu were seized.
The Chinese, Zhou Liming, was apprehended by customs operatives at the Mactan airport for trying to bring in more than five kilos of shabu into the country.