11 American fugitives nabbed in the Philippines

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 15 2019 06:30 AM

MANILA - The US Department of State said Saturday it has arrested 11 American fugitives in the Philippines from Aug. 2018 to April 2019.

Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said the fugitives were wanted for crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, securities fraud, child abuse, and sexual assault.

The agency's Diplomatic Security Service at the US Embassy in Manila caught the fugitives in coordination with US Marshals Service and Philippine law enforcement officials.

The fugitives have been brought back to the US to face justice.

"We thank the government of the Philippines for their longstanding support, and look forward to our future cooperation as friends, partners, and allies," Ortagus said.