'Unruly' passenger offers immigration 100 dollars, gets deported

Raoul Esperas

Posted at Aug 24 2015 01:33 AM | Updated as of Aug 24 2015 06:44 PM

MANILA -- A foreign passenger from Bangkok, Thailand was prohibited from entering the country after he refused to show his passport and ticket to immigration officials.

The passenger, believed to be intoxicated, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 Sunday night on board a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight.

Upon reaching the immigration counter, Alex John Pagan from Birmingham, United Kingdom, refused to present his passport and plane ticket.

He also tried to leave the airport and offered $100 to every person he encountered, including immigration officials and the airport police.

Mildred Borja, on-duty head supervisor at the immigration desk in NAIA Terminal 2, said the passenger will not be allowed to enter the country for being unruly and for refusing to present his passport.

Pagan was brought to the airline exclusion room while his exclusion and deportation papers were being prepared.

As of posting, Pagan was still waiting for the next available flight back to Thailand.