Bureau of Immigration to deport 154 foreigners arrested in Pasay City

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BI Orders Deportation of 154 Foreign Nationals After Being Arrested in Pasay City – www.philippineslifestyle.com

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport 154 foreigners who were arrested in Pasay City last month.

The foreigners were busted in an online gambling and gaming business without working visas and permits.

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A resolution posted by the BI Board of Commissioners on August 14 ordered the deportation of the 154 who were among 191 arrested on July 20.

BI has also ordered that they are all blacklisted as “undesirable” to prevent them from returning to the Philippines.

In all, 140 foreigners were arrested for violating the condition of their stay in the Philippines. Another 14 were found to be undocumented, without any form of travel documentation or visas.

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The foreigners have all been held at the BI detention centre in Bicutan, Taguig City prior to deportation.

BI has ordered the employer of the foreigners, Chong Hua General Enterprises Co. Ltd. to pay the government an ‘administrative fine’ of 4.4 million pesos.

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