THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of a Taiwanese woman wanted by authorities in Taipei for the crime of forgery.
In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) identified the fugitive as 61-year-old Peng Hui Ying who was arrested last January 12,2022 in a condominium unit along Araneta Ave., Quezon City.
BI-FSU chief Rendel Ryan Sy said the arresting agents were armed with a mission order from Morente who issued the same at the request of Taiwanese authorities based in Manila.
Sy said an arrest warrant against Peng was issued in 2017 by a district court in Hsinchu, Taiwan where she was charged for forgery.
Information obtained from Taiwan law enforcement agencies revealed that Peng reportedly forged a financial instrument to defraud a Taiwanese victim of 380,000 new Taiwan dollars or almost US$14,000.
Investigation also revealed that the Taiwanese is already an overstaying alien as records showed that she last arrived in the country more than five years ago as a tourist.
Peng will be placed in detention at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending issuance of an order for her deportation by the bureau’s board of commissioners.
She will also be placed in the immigration blacklist which would perpetually ban her from re-entering the Philippines.