BUREAU of Immigration (BI) officers arrested a Chinese man facing illegal gambling charges in his country last September 18.
The suspect, Jiang Ning, 27, was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.
He attempted to depart on board a Philippine Airlines flight bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when immigration officers noted a derogatory record in their system.
Upon verification, it was confirmed that Jiang is a subject of an Interpol Red notice for his involvement in setting up a gambling group.
The group is said to be controlling 14 gambling platforms in China and the Philippines.
His group, according to BI agents, operated from 2014 to 2021 and have induced more than 100,000 Chinese to engage in gambling activities.
A warrant issued by the Qijiang District Public Security Bureau of Chongqing municipality has been issued for his arrest. He was charged for opening a casino in violation of the Criminal Law of China and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
He was immediately referred to the BI’s legal division where he will be charged with undesirability. He will remain in the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig, pending deportation proceedings.