June 25, 2024

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BI nabs Siberian national wanted for selling illegal drugs

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said its agents have arrested a Serbian national wanted by federal authorities in the United States of America for selling illegal drugs.

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) identified the fugitive as 60-year-old Predrag Mirkovic, who was arrested last April 25 inside a bar in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Mirkovic was arrested on the strength of a mission order from Tansingco who issued the same at the request of the US government which informed the BI about the Serbian’s drug case in America.

US authorities bared that Mirkovic has an outstanding arrest warrant issued by a district court in Maryland, where he was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute controlled substances in violation of the US penal code.

According to BI-FSU Acting Chief Rendel Ryan Sy, the BI also received a letter-complaint from a concerned citizen alleging that Mirkovic was involved in trading illegal drugs in Angeles City. The complainant reportedly asked the BI to deport Mirkovic whom he described as an undesirable alien.

Sy also revealed that a warrant for the Serbian’s arrest was also issued by the regional trial court in Calamba, Laguna.

Charges of violating Republic Act 9262, or the Anti-Violence Against Women Act, was allegedly filed before the said court against Mirkovic by his estranged Filipina partner.

Mirkovic will remain in the BI’s Warden Facility in Taguig City during deportation proceedings.