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5 undocumented foreigners in Zamboanga up for deportation


Zamboanga City

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Immigration authorities have began deportation proceedings towards 4 Indian nationals and a Malaysian who had been intercepted on the port of this metropolis on Wednesday morning.

Captain Larry Cendaña, commander of the Philippine Coast Guard-Zamboanga, mentioned the 5 foreigners entered this metropolis by way of backdoor with none pertinent paperwork.

“They entered this metropolis illegally, primarily based on our investigation, from Malaysia. They entered the Philippines by way of Tawi-Tawi utilizing a speedboat, then upon reaching Bongao, nonetheless in Tawi-Tawi, they boarded a industrial vessel, MV Trisha Kerstin,” Cendaña mentioned.

READ: 15 individuals, together with 14-yr-old boy, rescued from human trafficking

The 5 foreigners and a Filipina used the speedboat that often carries gasoline oil from Malaysia to the Philippines.

Cendaña recognized the 4 Indian nationals as Chohan Jagit, 36; Lakhwinder Singh Brar, 30; Parwinder Singh, 21; and Sukhraj Singh Dubb, 33. The Malaysian is Bryan Joel Ng, 25; and their Filipina good friend is Judy Anne Evacuado, 24.

“These 4 Indians have been blacklisted to enter the nation since 2004, particularly Jagit. Whereas Dubb was blacklisted in 2016 and the 2 others this 2024. We discovered about this from the Bureau of Immigration,” Cendaña mentioned.

“They had been blacklisted as a result of they entered our nation with out passports and so they had been carrying pretend visas. In addition they offered unjustifiable causes for his or her entry. We instantly handed them over to the Immigration officers right here,” Cendaña mentioned, assuring although that every one the 5 don’t have legal data from the nations they got here from.

Primarily based on the investigation, Jagit was residing in Bacolod and married a Filipina. They later separated and his go to to the Philippines was to go to his two kids in Bacolod.

Ng claimed that he was simply escorting Evacuado again to the Philippines after rescuing her from on-line trafficking.

“These are their tales however we have to dig deeper. We’re additionally grateful to the crew members of Aleson Delivery for notifying our workplace about their presence,” Cendaña provides.



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