MANILA Three foreigners were arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for using spurious travel papers, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on Tuesday.
Grifton Medina, BI Port Operations Division chief, said the three were two Chinese citizens and an Indian national.
One of the Chinese nationals was identified as Wang Wenjiang, 24, and was arrested at the NAIA Terminal 3 for using a stolen passport on August 16.
The foreigner assumed the identity of a certain Xu Shao Hong, whose passport was reported as stolen and lost last October 24.
The passenger was about to board a flight to Jakarta when the immigration officer who processed him saw that his passport registered a positive hit in the Interpol database.
On August 30, another Chinese national identified as Huang Chenghua, 49, was intercepted while he was about to board a flight for Toronto at the NAIA Terminal 1.
The passenger reportedly used a Mexican passport with a Canadian visa that was found to be counterfeit. He also presented a fake Mexican voter's ID.
On Aug. 31, BI officials at the NAIA Terminal 1 intercepted 25-year-old Indian named Mahipal, who attempted to leave with a fake Canadian visa on his passport.
He was about to board a flight to Toronto when he was stopped by members of the BI Travel Control and Enforcement Unit.
They are now detained at our detention facility in Bicutan, (Taguig) while undergoing deportation proceedings, he said in a statement.
Afterwards, they will be blacklisted and banned from re-entering the Philippines, he added. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency