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BUREAU of Immigration (BI) agents reported the arrest of three illegal aliens in separate operations in Davao City.

Arrested on Thursday afternoon by the BI’s Mindanao Intelligence Task Group (MITG) was 35-year-old Tejpal Singh. Tejpal was the subject of a Mission Order issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente after receiving reports confirming that he has been overstaying in the country for two years.

According to BI MITG head Melody Gonzales, subsequent investigations also revealed that Tejpal was working as a cook in a popular Indian restaurant along the Circumferential Road.

In a parallel operation, MITG operatives also arrested Prakashkumar Vishnubai Patel, 31 and Manojkumar Ranchhodbai Patel, 51 in a nearby restaurant, following a Mission Order issued against them.

Prakashkumar was arrested for overstaying and for working without a proper work visa or permit. On the other hand, Manojkumar was found to have misrepresented during his visa application as he was working in an establishment other than what was stated in his visa.

Morente commended the BI’s intelligence division for the back-to-back arrest. “These aliens will be deported for violating the Philippine Immigration Act,” said Morente. “Those who abuse the hospitality of the Filipino people and work here without proper documentation will be deported and blacklisted,” he warned.

The trio will be temporarily held at the BI Davao holding facility pending deportation proceedings. (TSJ)


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