Polish wanted for sex crimes arrested on Vday

Operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested on Sunday morning a 52-year-old Polish national wanted in his homeland for sexual offenses against minors.

According to BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) Bobby Raquepo, Dariusz Zygmunt Ziolkowski, male, was arrested in coordination with the Police Provincial Office and Siquijor MPS at Barangay Candanay Sur, Siquijor, Siquijor.

“We have received official communication from Polish authorities informing us of his standing warrant of arrest,” said Raquepo.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, upon learning of Ziolkowski’s crimes, immediately issued a Mission Order to effect the arrest.

“Predators targeting the vulnerabilities of our children are not welcome in this country,” said Morente. “We are in close coordination with international law enforcement agencies and foreign counterparts in our active search for these criminals, so we may weed them out from our land,” he added.

Records from the BI show that Ziolkowski has a standing warrant of arrest in violation of Polish laws issued by the District Court of Wroclaw Fabryczna, Poland in 2018 for sexual offenses against minors. A European warrant of arrest was also issued against him on September 2020.

Polish wanted for crimes arrested on Vday

He will be under the temporary custody of the Siquijor Municipal Police Station pending the result of his Covid-19 RT-PCR test before committing to the BI Warden Facility in Taguig.

Source: Bureau of Immigration, Republic of the Philippines

Meanwhile, French fugitive was arrested early this month for being wanted in his homeland for crimes relating to drugs.

Julien Barbier, 39, was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration’s () Fugitive Search Unit at the Clark International Speedway, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, in joint operations with the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Regional Field Unit 3, Angeles District Field Unit (CIDG RFU3, CFU), Intelligence Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines – Military Intelligence Group 41 (ISAFP MIG41) and the National Capital Region Police Office – Regional Special Operations Group.

According to BI FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo, Barbier was arrested following official communication received from French authorities informing the BI that Barbier is wanted in France.

Raquepo also shared that they received information on Barbier’s links to an illegal bank fraud syndicate that operated in Pampanga and Cebu.