BI to deport Chinese fugitive wanted for economic crimes

By Ferdinand Patinio

November 7, 2017, 9:10 am

MANILA -- The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport a 54-year-old Chinese national wanted by authorities in Beijing for economic crimes.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the fugitive as Lin Ayong, who was apprehended in Binondo, Manila last November 2 by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).

“He will be deported for being an undocumented alien and for being undesirable due to his criminal record for which he is deemed a threat to public safety and security,” the BI chief said in a statement.

The arrest was made based on the the mission order signed by the BI chief at the request of the Chinese embassy in Manila.

It was also learned that the Chinese government had already canceled the latter’s passport, thus making him an undocumented alien.

On the other hand, BI acting spokesman Grifton Medina said that Lin is now detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending issuance by the bureau’s board of commissioners of the order for his summary deportation.

“He (Lin) will then be placed in our immigration blacklist and banned from re-entering the Philippines,” he explained.

According to BI-FSU chief Bobby Raquepo, the Chinese arrived in the country on June 17, 2016, as a tourist and did not leave since then.

The agency’s intelligence officer noted that Lin is the subject of a detention warrant issued by the public security bureau of Jinjiang City in Fujian, China on March 1 this year.

No other information about Lin’s alleged economic crimes was provided by the Chinese embassy. (PNA)