American, Chinese fugitives nabbed in Cebu


    IMMIGRATION personnel recently arrested an American and Chinese wanted by authorities in their respective countries for serious offenses.

    Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the American as Arthur Mark Curts and the Chinese as Dong Jinxi, who were both arrested in Cebu province.

    Morente said operatives from the BI’s fugitive search unit arrested Curts in the town of Liloan last Sept. 21 in coordination with the US Diplomatic Security Service-Overseas Criminal Investigations and the Liloan police while Dong was apprehended by the FSU in coordination with the Chinese Ministry of Security and the City Investigation and Detective Management Branch of the Mandaue City Police Office five days later in a five-star hotel in Mandaue City.

    Morente said Curts was issued an arrest warrant by a US district court in Florida on charges of theft of government funds and making a false statement to the court while Dong is wanted for smuggling and has a standing warrant of arrest issued by a Chinese court.

    “We also learned that Dong was already issued a summary deportation order by the BI board of commissioners on April 26 this year,” Morente said.

    He said the two will be deported for being undesirable aliens and for being undocumented since their passports have been cancelled by their respective governments.