The intensified campaign of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) against foreign fugitives netted its latest catch with the arrest of a Chinese who is wanted by the government in Beijing for fraud and swindling.
Arrested last July 3 by operatives of the BI intelligence division was Guo Zhao Fu a.k.a. Suu Zhenping, 44, who was turned over to the newly created BI Interpol unit tasked to run after foreign fugitives.
Guo was collared inside an apartment near the SM Mall in Sta. Mesa Manila and brought to the BI jail in Bicutan where he is presently detained pending deportation proceedings.
Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan described the fugitiveâ€™s arrest as another proof of the immigration bureauâ€™s resolve to cleanse the country of wanted foreign criminals who have sought refuge here to evade prosecution and conviction for their crimes.
Immigration Associate Commissioner Enrique Galang Jr. disclosed the arrest of Guo was done upon the request of the Chinese Embassy in Manila.
Galang said the embassyâ€™s police attachÃ¨ informed the BI that Guo had used a tampered Chinese passport under the name of Sun Zhenping when he entered the country last February to conceal his real identity.
"His passport was already cancelled by the Chinese government, thus he is now an undocumented alien," Galang added.
According to lawyer Fraizal Hussin, BI intelligence chief, Guo was charged with fraud before the Changchun Provincial Public Security Bureau in Jilin, China in April last year.
Hussin said the fugitive gained notoriety as a professional swindler as he was able to entice many of his victims to invest their money in an enterprise that turned out to be fictitious.
Hussin also bared that Guo had traveled in and out of the Philippines at least five times since 2006 until April 2008 using his original passport and that his last arrival was last February 28 when he used his altered passport. Conrado Ching, Philippine TribuneLinkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=32638.0