High-profile US fugitive nabbed in Pampanga

A 63-YEAR-OLD American fugitive wanted by US federal authorities for a string of criminal cases was arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Pampanga on Tuesday, November 8.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Wayne Russell Collins is now detained at the BI detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig, while awaiting deportation.

"We have to deport him right away because his presence here poses a serious risk to public safety and security,” the BI chief said in a statement.

Collins is considered a high profile fugitive who was indicted for kidnapping, robbery, homicide, seven counts of assault and battery, six counts of burglary, three counts of domestic violence, three counts of obstruction of justice, and three counts of resisting arrest.

Morente added the apprehension was a result of days of intensive surveillance by members of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU).

It was learned that a warrant for Collin’s arrest was issued by the Justice Court of Mineral Country in Montana.

Lawyer Arvin Cesar Santos, BI-Legal Division chief, said the State Department has already cancelled the foreigner's passport as reported by the US embassy.

"He is therefore an undocumented alien for which reason he will be issued a summary deportation order by our board of commissioners,” he added.

Santos said that Collins will be included in the BI blacklist to prevent him from re-entering the country. (Sunnex)
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