58-year-old Lachlan Scott, a Canadian, was arrested last week in Makati City on an outstanding felony warrant in the United States.
Scott is wanted for drug dealing and various other criminal activities and was arrested at his residence in Makati City.
He was apprehended by the Fugitive Search Unit of the Bureau of Immigration, which had a mission order at the request of the Canadian and American Embassies in Manila.
Scott will be deported to the United States to stand trial before a district court in the state of Minnesota. He was charged with violating the US Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, where he introduced mis-branded drugs into interstate commerce. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, unlawful distribution and dispensing of a controlled substance.
Authorities at BI Fugitive Search Unit said Scott would be deported as soon as the bureau has secured the necessary clearances for his deportation.
At this time, the fugitive is now an undocumented alien because of the cancellation of his passport by the Canadian government.
Scott will now be listed on the official blacklist register for the Philippines, barring him from returning to the country even after he serves his sentence or is dismissed from the charges against him in the US court.