The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport three Chinese nationals allegedly involved in drug trafficking.
The foreigners identified as Tsui Tsz Kin , Ho Chun Wai and Wong Po, all from the Hongkong Special Administrative Region, were intercepted by the military two weeks ago in the vicinity of Pilas Island, Hj Mutamad, Basilan while aboard a speedboat that ran out of fuel.
“We are investigating their possible involvement in drug trafficking, human, trafficking and smuggling,” said BI-Anti-Terrorist Group (ATG) Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. in a statement.
He said the aliens were uncooperative when being investigated.
Authorities confiscated from the foreigners high-tech cellular phones, satellite phones, GPS devices, and credit cards.
The three illegal aliens have been detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings.
The foreigners will be charged for violating the Philippine immigration act, which penalizes illegal entrants, against the aliens before the bureau’s board of commissioners.