BI arrests Canadian fugitive

By on April 21, 2016

Face of Bureau of Immigration building / Wikipedia Photo
Bureau of Immigration building / Wikipedia Photo

MANILA—A Canadian national wanted for drug pushing and other criminal activities in the United States was arrested last Tuesday by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

BI Commissioner Ronaldo Geron said Lachlan Scott, 58, was apprehended at his residence in Makati City by members of the BI fugitive search unit.

The apprehending group was armed with a mission order which the BI chief issued at the request of the Canadian and American embassies in Manila.

The foreigner will be deported to the US to stand trial before a district court in Minnesota where the suspect was charged with violating the US federal food, drug and cosmetic act; introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce; conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud; and unlawful distribution and dispensing of a controlled substance.

According to Atty. Jose Carlitos Licas, BI Fugitive Search Unit head, Scott will be deported as soon as the bureau has secured the necessary clearances for his deportation.

The Canadian government has cancelled his passport, making him an undocumented alien.

“He will then be included in our blacklist to prevent him from returning to the Philippines after he is deported,” Licas said.