6 illegal aliens caught in Mindanao

SIX illegal aliens were arrested by Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents in Mindanao.

BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said the illegal foreigners were caught in separate operations conducted by the Bureau’s Mindanao Intelligence Task Group (MITG) based in Davao City.

The arrests stemmed from complaints about the activities of the six in various places in the South.  

Armed with mission orders issued by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, operatives led by BI intelligence officer Melody Gonzales arrested on May 15 in General Santos City Indonesian nationals Jimbirs Da Lema and Supian Undingan, both illegal and undocumented aliens.

The following day, BI agents proceeded to Tagum City, Davao del Sur and arrested Sri Lankan national Warnakula Weerasuriya Jayathilaka alias “Anton Rowel” for being an overstaying alien.

Later on the same day, the same operatives arrested also in Tagum City Korean national Kim Yoonsig, another undocumented alien who is in the BI’s blacklist.

On May 17, an undocumented and overstaying American national, Branden Fitzgeral Dandridge, was caught at a popular wakeboarding resort in Davao City.  

On May 20, BI agents arrested in Cagayan de Oro City “Tony Co” also known as Alex Ubalde, an undocumented Chinese national who was allegedly engaged in gainful activity and who admitted to be overstaying in the country for eight years.