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Taiwan’s top criminal nabbed in Philippines

Immigration authorities arrested Taiwan’s No. 1 most wanted criminal who was being sought by Taipei police for the murder of a Canadian teacher who was cut into several pieces and dumped into the river.

Police identified the man as Oren Shlomo Mayer, currently detained at the BI Detention Center in Bicutan, who was nabbed in Cainta, Rizal by members of the Bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit and agents from the Philippine National Police, Intelligence Group, National Capital Region.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Mayer would be deported to Taiwan where he will face charges of homicide for allegedly murdering 43-year-old Canadian teacher, Sanjay Ryan Ramgahan, last Aug. 21.

“We have received information both from US and Taiwan authorities about Mayer’s crimes, and both request that he be deported to Taiwan,” Morente said.

Mayer, who also goes by the name ‘Oz Diamond,’ reportedly dismembered his victim before dumping his severed body parts in the river.

Mayer has a pending felony warrant from the Taiwan New Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office issued last Aug. 24 and has been charged with offenses of homicide.

Taiwan police said Mayer fled to Manila last Aug. 25, four days after he and two other suspects were implicated in the murder of Ramgahan as the latter was walking his dog along a riverside park near Zhongzheng Bridge in Taipei’s City’s Yonghe District.

Reports reveal that Mayer continuously relocated in the country to evade arrest.

“He is on the list of Taiwan’s most wanted fugitives, and is said to be a big-time drug personality in that country,” said Morente.      

“He is an undesirable alien, and it is our duty to deport him so he may be punished for his crimes,” he stated.

He added Mayer was also an undocumented alien as his passport was already revoked by the US government.

According to BI Intelligence Officer and FSU Chief Bobby Raquepo, Mayer was suspected of being the biggest supplier of marijuana in Northern Taiwan, and that the killing might have been precipitated by an alleged drug dispute with the victim.

The murder was allegedly planned by three suspects.      

Mayer, with a cohort, allegedly rode bicycles to the area and waited for their victim whom they pounced on and tied with a metal chain, before hacking with machetes.   

Topics: Taiwan , Oren Shlomo Mayer , Jaime Morente , Sanjay Ryan Ramgahan
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