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Immigration Agents Nab Singaporean for Human Trafficking

MANILA, Philippines—Agents from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Singaporean being suspected as a courier and member of a human trafficking syndicate last December 12 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, gathered reports said.

The Singaporean identified as Law Suang See, 33, was with a Chinese companion named Jianhuang Guo, 37, believed to be the former’s victim. The two arrived from Macau via Cebu Pacific flight.

BI acting intelligence chief, Atty. Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, revealed in several reports that the two were taken in for questioning after Guo showed a Philippine passport bearing the name Johnny Dela Cruz Que, which was discovered as fake.

Mangrobang added that Guo couldn’t speak in Filipino which all the more raised suspicion among immigration officers. It was then that See admitted that Guo is in reality a Chinese national.

See eventually presented Guo’s Chinese passport, identification card holding a special resident visa as well as a National Bureau of Immigration clearance, Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) card, and a birth certificate allegedly issued by the National Statistics Office.

Mangrobang said the two foreigners are now held at the immigration jail in Bicutan, Taguig while waiting for their deportation proceedings. She likewise said that See may face criminal charges for violating the anti-human trafficking law.

See is believed to have ties with a human trafficking syndicate that provides bogus Philippine passports to Chinese nationals wanting to travel to the Philippines.