MANILA The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday reported the arrest of a convicted Colombian national wanted by US federal authorities in Texas for violating his probation.
According to head of the BI's fugitive search unit, Bobby Raquepo, 36-year-old Jhon Angelo Trujillo was arrested in his condominium unit in Eastwood, Quezon City on Tuesday.
Trujillo was the subject of a complaint filed by an informant who exposed his status as an illegally staying alien managing the operations of 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 in a statement.
It was learned that the Colombian was convicted of the crime of deadly conduct in the US, but was granted probation by the court in lieu of a jail sentence.
Under US laws, persons given probation are subject to supervision by a probation officer and are prohibited from traveling abroad without notifying the authorities.
Raquepo added that investigation showed that Trujillo is also an overstaying tourist as he failed to extend his visa after his stay expired last March.
Trujillo will be placed on the BI blacklist and will be banned from re-entering the country.
He was detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending the issuance of the order for his deportation by the bureau's board of commissioners. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency