AGENTS of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) a Chinese fugitive wanted for economic crimes in China.
BI port operations division chief Marc Red Mariñas identified the fugitive as 51-year-old Weng Wenmin.
The Chinese national, who was supposed to leave the country on board a flight to Hongkong, was arrested at the immigration departure area of the NAIA terminal 3.
According to Mariñas, Wenmin's personal details exactly matched those of a Chinese national who was issued a watchlist order last April 20.
The order was based on an information from Chinese Embassy that Wenmin's passport had been cancelled.
The Chinese embassy also informed the BI that Wenmin needs to stand trial for the economic crimes he had committed in China.
The Chinese national is now detained at the bureau’s detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig while waiting for his deportation. (SunStar Philippines)