American fugitive nabbed in Tarlac

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 11:00 AM June 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – An American fugitive was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in his residence in Tarlac City.

Ricky Masanque Sanchez, 44, is wanted by American authorities for violating his parole by fleeing to the country in August 2017, BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) head Bobby Raquepo said on Monday.


Sanchez was arrested last Thursday by agents of the agency using a mission order issued at the request of the US embassy in Manila.

“When we received information about his crimes from US authorities about four weeks ago, we immediately conducted a case buildup to pinpoint his location,” Raquepo said in a statement.


According to the information provided by the US authorities, Sanchez was convicted of attempted murder but was later released on supervised parole.

It was also learned that a superior court in Santa Clara, California ordered the re-arrest of Sanchez in September 2017 upon confirming that he fled to the country to hide.

Prisoners freed on parole supervision in the US are normally required to regularly report to their parole officer and are prohibited from leaving the state without permission.

Sanchez will be immediately deported once the BI Board of Commissioners issues his deportation order. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)

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