Chinese fugitive barred entry to Philippines, deported to China -- BI

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A Chinese fugitive was barred entry to the Philippines and deported to China where he is wanted for illegal gambling activities, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Sunday, June 9.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified the fugitive as Wang Yilin, 37, who was intercepted by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 last May 29 following his arrival from Bangkok, Thailand.

“We granted the request of the Chinese embassy that he be sent back to China and stand trial for his alleged crimes,” Tansingco said.

Wang was deported last May 31 and was accompanied by Chinese police escorts, the BI said. He was also included in the BI's blacklist and perpetually barred from entering the Philippines, it said.

The bureau said “a warrant for Wang’s arrest was issued by the Bengbu municipal public security bureau in Anhui province, China on Sept. 28 last year.”

“Investigators alleged that in 2019 Wang conspired with another suspect in running a syndicate that operated a gambling platform in the Internet where customers took part in online gambling games such as Baccarat in violation of China’s anti-gambling laws,” it said.