Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested on Monday a Chinese man who recently went viral on social media for spatting on a Manila traffic enforcer who apprehended him for traffic violation.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said 50-year-old Zhou Zhiyi is now detained at the bureau’s detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City following his arrest BI agents at the Manila police district (MPD) headquarters along UN Avenue, Manila.
Morente said he ordered the alien’s arrest for violation of the Philippine Immigration Act upon learning that the latter was granted bail by the court.
“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,” the BI chief added.
According to BI acting intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan Jr., Zhou will be charged for overstaying and being an undesirable alien.
The Chinese national reportedly arrived in the country as a tourist on Nov. 11 last year and was admitted for only 30 days.
“Thus, he was already an overstaying alien at the time the spatting incident occurred last Feb. 6,” Manahan said.
It was earlier reported that Zhou refused to stop his car when he was apprehended by Manila’s traffic enforcers for violating the number coding scheme.
Video footages show his car running over several cars and motorcycles before he was finally caught by a policeman.
Zhou then reportedly spat on the police officer which led to his arrest, and subsequent search of his car allegedly yielded a sachet of shabu and other drug paraphernalia. BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION