Immigration to deport American fugitive nabbed in Pampanga

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 03 2019 04:44 PM

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday said it is deporting an American fugitive wanted for murder and other criminal cases in his country.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said 38-year-old Antonio Marsonel Wilson is now under BI custody after being arrested by agents in Angeles City, Pampanga last March 27.

Morente said Wilson is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the US district court in Warren County, Kentucky.

Aside from murder, Wilson was also indicted on charges of first-degree assault, domestic violence, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm and handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Morente said.

Wilson also reportedly pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and four counts of distributing crack cocaine.

Morente described the suspect as a "hardened and incorrigible criminal whose presence here poses a serious threat to the lives and well-being of Filipinos."

The BI Board of Commissions will issue the order for Wilson's deportation to facilitate his immediate expulsion.

Wilson is currently held at the BI's detention center in Taguig City pending his deportation.