11 American fugitives nabbed in Philippines

SOME 11 American fugitives wanted for different crimes were sent back to the United States.

State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said the arrests on 11 US fugitives started from August 2018 to April this year.

“The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, the Philippines, located and apprehended 11 U.S. fugitives wanted for crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, securities fraud, child abuse, and sexual assault,” Ortagus said.     

“DSS worked with the U.S. Marshals Service and Philippine law enforcement partners to return these fugitives to face justice in the United States,” he added.

DSS is located at more than 270 diplomatic posts in more than 170 countries, and helps return more than 300 fugitives annually.

Ortagus said this is one example of DSS’ global investigative reach and demonstrates the strong relationships the department has forged with U.S., international, and foreign law enforcement partners.

”We thank the Government of the Philippines for their longstanding support, and look forward to our future cooperation as friends, partners, and allies,” he said.