Lebanese without travel documents held for questioning PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 August 2012 14:23

A Lebanese with no travel documents was intercepted yesterday by operatives of the Coast Guard-Zamboanga led by Commander Eliezer Dalnay.

Dalnay disclosed that they had received an information that a Lebanese national was spotted aboard a vessel that came from Malaysia and was docked at a private wharf in Baliwasan around 6 a.m. 

Dalnay and his rushe to the Baliwasan wharf and spotted Mohammad Pakha, who is married to a Filipina.

When  interrogated, Pakha told the Coast Guard that he came from Malaysia.

Dalnay said that Pakha was on vacation in Malaysia when he decided to go to Mindoro Occidental to visit the relatives of his wife.

However, Pakha’s passport was questionable because it has no valid and legal exit permit from Malaysia where he boarded a vessel in going to Zamboanga City.

After the interrogation, Dalnay turned over Pakha to the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, Dalnay presented to newsmen yesterday 29 cartons of assorted firecrackers they have confiscated from a vessel two weeks ago.

Dalnay said the contrabands were discovered through the help of K9 sniff dogs during inspection before the vessel left for Jolo, Sulu.

Dalnay said that after the confiscation of the firecrackers until press time, no one claimed ownership of the cargo. – Dan Toribio Jr.