A female Chinese national, who is wanted for economic crimes in her country, has been arrested by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Li Xinlei, 51, allegedly misrepresented herself as a Filipino.
Per a report by Manila Bulletin, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Li was arrested inside the Pasay City Hall compound by members of the BI Intelligence Division (ID) where she was scheduled to attend a hearing on a separate case.
BI ID chief Fortunato Manahan Jr., said Li has a standing arrest warrant in China for economic crimes.
“When our agents arrested her, she was unable to show proper documentation and misrepresented herself as a Filipino using a fraudulently acquired Philippine passport,” said Manahan in the report.
The BI described Li’s apprehension as a “significant arrest.”
“This is a significant arrest for the BI, as Li is included in the list of wanted criminals sought by the Chinese government,” Manahan said. (CC)