A 51-year-old Briton was denied entry to the country last week due to his alleged terror links, the Bureau of Immigration said yesterday.
BI Ports Operation Division Chief Grifton Medina said the Briton, who was not identified, was immediately booked on the first available flight out of the country after he was intercepted at the NAIA Terminal 3 by immigration personnel.
Medina said they received information from their UK counterpart regarding the Briton’s alleged terrorist links.
“Intelligence information received from foreign counterparts described him as being associated with a known terrorist group or being involved in terrorist activity, thus, he was included in our alert list,” Medina said.
Medina said a Mongolian woman was also barred entry into the country in the same period for beating her husband.
Unurjargal Altantsetseg was intercepted by immigration personnel upon her arrival at the Mactan Cebu International Airport from Incheon, South Korea.
“She was the subject of a red notice issued by the Interpol on April last year due to a case of assault and maltreatment lodged against her before a court in Ulan Batar, Mongolia,” Medina said. – Ashzel Hachero