May 22, 2024

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Fugitives nabbed in back-to-back BI ops

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) agents arrested 2 Nigerians and 1 Taiwanese national in back-to-back operations this week.

Arrested in a popular mall in Imus, Cavite last September 13 were John Chukwuemeka
Enuka, 41, and Ugochukwu Christopher Nwabufo, 31.

The duo was arrested by members of the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) in a joint operation
with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office-National Capital Region, the
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (TFAID) and government
intelligence units.

They were arrested through buy bust operations after being caught selling illegal drugs in
Violation of Section 5 in relation to section 26 paragraph B and section 11, Article II of Republic
Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

A large stash of Marijuana and Heroin with a street value of approximately Php 8 Million
were reportedly seized from the arrested Nigerian nationals.

Records reveal that Nwabufo arrived in the Philippines in 2022 and has already overstayed
his visa. Enuka, on the other hand, works in a company in the Philippines but failed to present
his documentation upon checks.

Meanwhile, BI FSU agents arrested on September 14 Taiwanese national Chen Kai-Wun,
55, in General Trias, Cavite.

He was tagged as a fugitive from justice by the Taiwanese government and is considered
an undesirable alien.

Chen is a subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Shilin District Prosecutors Office in
Violation of Controlling Guns, Ammunition and Knives Act of Taiwan in May 2023.

He is said to be a leader of a notorious Taiwanese syndicate involved in arms trafficking.
Chen was also allegedly involved in facilitating an unlawful entry of another Taiwanese fugitive
into the Philippines.

Nwabufo and Enuka were held at the PDEA National Office in Quezon City, while Chen will
remain in the BI’s facility in Bicutan, Taguig pending deportation proceedings