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Chinese national who spat at traffic enforcer arrested by BI

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THE CHINESE national who spat at a Manila traffic enforcer, with the video of the incident going viral on social media, was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on February 17. In a statement on Wednesday, Commissioner Jaime H. Morente identified the Chinese national as 50-year old Zhou Zhiyi, who is now facing violations of the immigration law apart from earlier charges. “I immediately dispatched a team of operatives from our Intelligence Division to effect his immediate arrest so he could also be charged for violating our immigration laws,” Mr. Morente said. Acting BI Intelligence Chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. also said the foreigner has been found to have an expired tourist visa and will be charged for overstaying. It was earlier reported that Mr. Zhou tried to evade traffic enforcers who flagged him for violating the number coding scheme. In his attempt to flee, his vehicle hit several cars and motorcycles. Authorities also found suspected illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas





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