MANILA - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has stopped an alleged member of the “dreaded international motorcycle gang” Hells Angels from entering the Philippines.
A press release from the agency said its officers barred Australian national Daniel Anthony Stalley from exiting the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after his arrival on November 25 aboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said it was the Australian government that alerted them of the 37-year-old’s intended arrival in Manila.
“Information about him and his affiliations were included in our database. This prompted our offices to immediately exclude him and book him on the first available flight to his port of origin,” Medina said.
BI-Interpol chief Rommel Tacorda said the Hells Angels gang has been linked to organized crime in various countries. That is why Stalley was considered an “undesirable alien who poses a risk to public safety.”
“Our Australian counterparts informed us that Stalley and other gang members were involved in illegal activities, including drug trafficking, extortion and robbery,” Tacorda said.
BI said Hells Angels is an outlawed motorcycle club in Australia. Despite this, it has 250 members and 14 chapters in the country.
“Its activities there reportedly included drug trafficking, prostitution, armed robbery, arms trafficking, fencing and murder-for-hire,” the BI said.
Hells Angels is among the “big four” motorcycle gangs that have been closely monitored by police and international intelligence agencies for their involvement in violent activities and organized crime.
The gang was banned from the Netherlands last May, according to the BI. The other three motorcycle gangs are Pagans, Outlaws and Bandidos.