BI catches Taiwanese wanted for drugs/guns possession

Published October 28, 2021, 9:52 AM

by Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is deporting a Taiwanese national long wanted by authorities in Taipei for drug trafficking and possession of guns and other deadly weapons.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said 45-year-old Yang Chuan Yi will be expelled following his arrest in Tanza, Cavite on Monday by operatives from the bureau’s fugitive search unit (FSU), in coordination with Tanza policemen.

Morente said immigration agents were armed with a warrant of deportation which was issued by the BI board of commissioners in August 20, 2016.

BI-FSU chief Rendell Ryan Sy said the fugitive is an overstaying alien who had hidden in the country for eight years. Records show that he arrived as a tourist on May 2013, and have been in hiding since.

Sy said Yang has been on Taiwan’s most wanted list since March 2014 when a warrant for his arrest was issued by the New Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office initiated an investigation into his alleged involvement in narcotics trafficking.

Another warrant was issued against Yang based on complaints for possession of guns, ammunition and bladed weapons that were filed against him.

The Taiwanese is presently detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending implementation of the order for his deportation.