BI-Zambo awaits decision against overstaying Iranian PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:58

The fate of an erring Iranian national depends on the decision of the Bureau of Immigration (BI)-central office.

This was disclosed by BI-Zamboanga Intelligence chief Dan Salasim who said that Mohammad Moghimi was found to be an overstaying alien which is a violation of Section 37-A of the Philippine Immigration Law.

Moghimi was discovered to be an overstaying alien after his store along Pilar Street, this city, became the subject of a complaint late last month for excessive noise due to the operation of a videoke despite its being located near a a children’s hospital and a school.

Moghimi allegedly assaulted Business Permits and Licensing Officer Benjie Barredo, PO2 Aljen Julkanain and PO1 Khair Ansaruddin when they inspected his store following the complaint of excessive noise.

Barredo’s group found out he was operating a business with expired license and is not supposed to be operating a videoke.

A reporter who accompanied Barredo’s group was also allegedly attacked by Moghimi.

Salasim said they have filed a complaint against Moghimi after it was found out that he is an overstaying alien.

He said they are expecting anytime that a mission order or warrant of deportation will be issued against the Iranian national,” he said.

He said Moghimi’s case is now with the law and investigation division of BI-Manila to decide whether to issue a mission order or warrant of deportation.

Barredo, for his part, said aside from violation of immigration law, he also filed a criminal complaint against Moghimi.

“It is already with the City Prosecutor’s Office,” Barredo said. — RGAAG