The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered the deportation of an American national who was arrested by BI agents for alleged money laundering and theft.
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the American as Renato Rivera Bucoy Jr., 48, who was collared by the BI operatives during a raid of the suspect’s condominium at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
Morente said Bucoy would be immediately flown back to the United States since the suspect’s deportation had been approved by the BI board since last year.
“He was also placed in our immigration blacklist, thus he is banned from re-entering the country for being an undesirable alien,” the BI chief added.
According to BI-FSU acting chief Rendel Ryan Sy, a warrant for Bucoy’s arrest was issued May 1, 2018 by a US district court in New Jersey.
Bucoy was allegedly charged before the same court with money laundering and theft by deception.
The charges reportedly stemmed from Bucoy’s involvement in the illegal acquisition and sale of 58 luxury vehicles to third-party export companies and unsuspecting buyers from which he profited by as much as US$3 million.
It was also learned that Bucoy has been declared an undocumented alien as his passport was already revoked by the US State Department.
He is now detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while awaiting deportation.