By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will deport another Chinese fugitive wanted for large-scale fraud in his country.
In a report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, Bobby Raquep, head of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU), identified the suspect as 36-year-old Xu Zhongqing, who was arrested in Pasay City last Monday.
Xu was arrested on the strength of a deportation warrant stemming from a summary deportation order issued against him in August 2016 for being an undesirable alien.
The said order was issued at the request of the Chinese Embassy in Manila which sought the BI’s assistance in capturing Xu.
The fugitive has been hiding in the country several years ago to avoid arrest and prosecution for his crimes.
Xu is wanted by Chinese authorities for acquiring more than 63 million yuan through fraudulent bank transactions.
His name is likewise included in the Interpol’s Red Notice list, and his passport was revoked by the Chinese government.
Immigration spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said Xu is currently detained at the bureau’s detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending his deportation order.
“He was already placed in our blacklist, thus he is perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines,” Sandoval said.