BI nabs Columbian wanted by US authorities

Published July 5, 2019, 11:36 AM

by Francine Ciasico

By Jun Ramirez 

Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives have arrested a convicted Columbian national wanted by United States federal authorities in Texas for violating his probation.

Bureau of Immigration (MANILA BULLETIN)
Bureau of Immigration (MANILA BULLETIN)

BI intelligence officer Bobby Raquepo, chief of the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU), said 36-year-old Jhon Angelo Trujillo was arrested last Tuesday at his condominium unit in Eastwood, Quezon City.

Raquepo said Trujillo was subject of a complaint filed by an informant who exposed his status as an illegally staying alien managing a call center in the country without a proper visa.

“US authorities confirmed that Trujillo has an arrest warrant from the Hunt County sheriff’s office in Greenville, Texas for violating his probation by fleeing to the Philippines,” Raquepo said.

It was learned that the Columbian was earlier convicted for the crime of deadly conduct in the US, but was granted probation by the court in lieu of a jail sentence.

Persons given probation in the US are subject to supervision by a probation officer and they are prohibited from traveling abroad without notifying the authorities.

Investigation showed that Trujillo was also an overstaying tourist in the country as he failed to extend his visa after his stay expired on March this year.

He is currently detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending issuance of the order for his deportation by the bureau’s board of commissioners.