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DOJ finding way to keep suspects from fleeing

/ 05:35 AM July 23, 2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) would soon issue new rules on how to prevent persons under criminal investigation from leaving the country without a court hold departure order.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the department was revising its policy of placing criminal suspects under the so-called immigration lookout bulletin order after the Supreme Court made final its decision in April to prohibit the DOJ from preventing crime suspects from traveling abroad without a court order.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld its unanimous decision in April declaring unconstitutional DOJ Circular No. 41 of 2010. —Dona Z. Pazzibugan

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