Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested a blacklisted Indian national who managed to reenter the country and work on Boracay Island in Aklan.
Vincent Joseph Mondal, 42, was arrested on Sept. 4 as he was working as a cook at the Namaster Restaurant located beside the Boracay public market, according to Fortunato Manahan Jr., acting chief of the BI intelligence division.
Mondal, who failed to present his working permit and visa, was blacklisted by the BI six years ago for overstaying and failure to pay fines.
Authorities expressed belief Mondal reentered the country through Mindanao.
“He is an illegal entrant as he did not undergo inspection by immigration authorities when he last arrived in the country,” BI intelligence officer Jude Hinolan said.
Mondal is being held at the BI detention center in Taguig as authorities are preparing the deportation proceedings against him.