Chinese fugitive arrested in Pasay, faces deportation

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 11 2018 01:27 PM

MANILA — Another Chinese fugitive wanted for large-scale fraud in his country was arrested earlier this week and will be deported, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday.

Xu Zhongqing, 36, was arrested Monday along Pacific Drive in Pasay City following the issuance of a summary deportation order against him in August 2016 for being an undesirable alien.

The BI said the order was issued at the request of the Chinese Embassy in Manila.

Xu has been reportedly hiding in Manila since fleeing China as he faced allegations that he acquired more than 63 Million Yuan through fraudulent bank transactions.

The Chinese national is also on the Interpol’s red notice list, a request to find and arrest a crime suspect pending extradition, and his passport was already revoked by the Chinese government, the immigration bureau said.

Xu is currently detained at the bureau’s detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending his deportation.

“He was already placed in our immigration blacklist, thus he is now perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines,” BI Spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said.