BI nabs Indian nat’l for illegal ‘5-6’

May 10, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 194 views

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) agents arrested an Indian national for illegally engaging in a money-lending business in Cavite.

BI Intelligence Division Chief Fortunato Manahan, Jr. identified the Indian as Bahg Singh, 48, who was arrested by operatives of the BI Intelligence Division Regional Intelligence Operation Unit IV-A and IV-B on Friday in Bgy. Inchican in Silang, Cavite.

Singh was arrested pursuant to a mission order issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente after receiving a formal complaint reporting the Indian’s illegal activities.

He was reported by the complainant to be running a “5-6” a money-lending business, and was said to be always drunk and would commit violent acts.

During the operations, he was caught collecting money from a store inside the said barangay.

BI agents also found him undocumented, and he was confirmed to be already overstaying.

Morente then appealed to the public to report foreign nationals engaged in illegal activities in their community.

“Reporting illegal aliens in your area would allow our intelligence agents to initiate an investigation against them,” said Morente.

“We remain relentless in our drive to deport foreign nationals who blatantly disregard our laws,” he added.

Singh will be temporarily held at the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig, pending the resolution of the deportation case filed against him. By: Jun I. Legaspi