Chinese fugitive nabbed in NAIA

By on April 27, 2017


The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Chinese fugitive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. (Photo by Lawrence Ruiz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)],)
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Chinese fugitive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. (Photo by Lawrence Ruiz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)],)
MANILA—The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Chinese fugitive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

BI port operations division chief Marc Red Mariñas identified the foreigner as Weng Wenmin, 51, who was intercepted at the immigration departure area of the NAIA 3 on Tuesday.

Based on his report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, he said that the Chinese was supposed to board a Cebu Pacific flight to Hongkong.

He was apprehended after the duty immigration officer who noticed in her computer that the passenger’s personal details exactly matched those of a Chinese national who was included in a watchlist order issued by the BI chief last April 20 based on information that the latter is a fugitive and an undesirable alien.

Weng was immediately turned over to members of the BI’s border monitoring and security unit at the NAIA and was later brought to the agency’s detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City where he is now confined pending deportation proceedings.

Last April 19, the BI legal division filed immigration violation charges against the foreigner for being an undocumented alien and for posing a risk to public interest.

After two days, the Chinese embassy’s police attaché informed the bureau that Weng is a fugitive wanted for economic crimes in China and that his passport had been canceled by the Chinese government.

But, the Chinese embassy did not elaborate or provide additional details about the crimes that Weng committed and for which he will stand trial when he is deported to his country.

The BI added that due to the cancellation of his passport, Weng’s working visa issued by the bureau is deemed revoked as he had become an undocumented alien.