BI bars Australian member of motorbike gang to enter PH
MANILA, Philippines — An Australian member of an international motorbike gang reportedly linked to organized crime and other illegal activities was barred from entering the country, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported Tuesday.
The Australian was identified as 37-year-old Daniel Anthony Stalley who arrived at Naia Terminal 2 from Malaysia last November 25.
BI-Interpol chief Atty. Rommel Tacorda said that Stalley was reportedly a member of the “Hells Angels” gang which has been tagged in organized crimes in various countries.
Due to this alleged association, Tacorda said Stalley may pose a risk to public safety.
“Our counterparts informed us that Stalley and other gang members were involved in illegal activities, including assault, weapons possession, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct,” Tacorda said in a statement.
BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said that Australian authorities alerted the immigration bureau concerning Stalley’s arrival in Manila.
“Information about him and his affiliations were included in our database. This prompted our offices to immediately exclude him and book him on the first available flight to his port of origin,” Medina said.
The BI noted that Stalley also allegedly assaulted two Thai nationals in Thailand back in 2016.
Further, the immigration bureau said that “Hells Angels” is deemed to be one of the “big four” motorcycle gangs which are known to carry out “widespread violence and organized crime activities.”
Among the alleged Hells Angels’ activities in Australia, BI said, include drug trafficking, prostitution, armed robbery, arms trafficking, fencing, and murder-for-hire.
The gang was also banned in the Netherlands back in May this year.
Edited by JPV
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