May 24, 2024

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BI nabs American illegally working as dispatcher in GenSan

AN American man illegally working as a bus dispatcher was arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) last September 29.

BI Intelligence Deputy Chief for Mindanao Melody Penelope Gonzales reported the arrest of Vladislav Igorevich Black, 36, who carried the alias John Black.

Gonzales shared that the BI earlier received a report from an unnamed source that Black was working as a bus driver in a provincial bus line in General Santos.

Verification confirmed that Black was indeed overstaying for more than 5 years, having been in the country since 2018.

The BI team coordinated with the city intelligence and regional intelligence unit and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in effecting the arrest.

During interview, Black said the was unable to renew his visa having fallen into financial distress, hence he was constrained to work as a bus dispatcher.

He was temporarily held at the General Santos City Police Office pending transfer to the BI’s holding facility.