Fugitive wanted in China intercepted at NAIA

Fugitive wanted in China intercepted at NAIA

Feb 26, 2024, 5:50 AM
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Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have intercepted a foreign fugitive wanted by authorities in China for a string of criminal offenses involving economic crimes.

The fugitive, identified by the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) border control and intelligence unit (BCIU) as Vanuatu national Liu Jiangtao, 42, was intercepted by immigration officers at the NAIA Terminal 3 last February 21 as he was boarding a flight to Singapore.

The BCIU said Liu had presented himself for departure clearance at the immigration counter when the BI officer who was processing him saw that the passenger prompted a hit in the BI’s list of aliens with outstanding watchlist orders.

“Further verification made by the immigration supervisors on duty confirmed that the passenger and the person who is subject of the watchlist are one and the same, thus we arrested him and brought him to our detention facility in Taguig City,” said BCIU overall deputy chief Joseph Cueto.

Records show that Liu is one of 11 Chinese nationals whose arrest and deportation was sought by the Chinese government for being fugitives from justice.

They were charged with various offenses, including fraud, infringement of credit card management, capital embezzlement, money laundering, and counterfeiting a registered trademark.

BI prosecutors have also filed deportation cases against the 11 aliens who were charged for being undesirable aliens.

“We will expedite the proceedings against him so that he can be deported to face and answer the charges against him,” BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said.

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