A 48-year-old American wanted in New York for a sex-related crime against a minor was arrested by operatives from the Bureau of Immigration-Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU).
In his report, BI-FSU chief Rendel Sy reported that the American, identified as Francisco Loreno, was arrested on Thursday morning in a hotel in Ortigas, Mandaluyong City, following a mission order issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente.
Loreno is being temporarily held at the BI’s warden facility in Taguig pending his deportation.
Sy said the order was issued upon receipt of information about Loreno’s case, adding that Loreno is an undesirable alien and poses a risk to public safety, as he is a wanted criminal in the US.
It was learned that a warrant of arrest was reportedly issued against Loreno by the US District Court of the Western District of New York in March 2019 for violation of the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, for allegedly molesting a female who is below 13 years old.
“Fugitives, especially those wanted for crimes against minors, are not welcome in our country. We will make sure that these kinds of aliens are deported and banned from setting foot in the Philippines,” Morente said.