BI arrest overstaying Kuwaiti national in Guimaras
MANILA, Philippines — Agents from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested an overstaying Kuwaiti national in Guimaras island, the immigration agency said on Tuesday.
BI chief intelligence officer Fortunato Manahan identified the foreign national as Ahmad Issac Alameri, 59.
According to Manahan, Alameri has been overstaying in the country since July 2017 and is holding an expired Kuwaiti passport.
Manahan said that Alameri was arrested last June 6 in Guimaras by members of the bureau’s intelligence operations unit in Region 6.
During an interview with immigration agents, he admitted that he could not return to his country because he is wanted by the “royal family” and Kuwait’s intelligence agencies.
BI Chief Jaime Morente then immediately ordered the deportation of Alameri following his arrest.
“He is a public charge and an undesirable alien who does not deserve the privilege to stay in our country. He should be expelled and returned to where he came from,” Morente said in a statement.
Morente also revealed that information about Alameri’s whereabouts was sent to the bureau through its social media page.
“We really act on all [the] information we receive. Even through Facebook, as long as the information is complete and verifiable,” Morente said. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)
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