|13 August, 2019

UAE-bound tourists barred from leaving Philippines

The Filipinos intercepted were destined to fly to the UAE via other destination

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration nabbed several illegally recruited overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) trying to fly to the UAE posing as tourists.

In total, 16 Filipinos were intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and stopped from leaving the country on August 7.

According to reports in TFT, immigration port operations division chief, Grifton Medina, said on Monday that the 16 Filipinos intercepted, were eventually destined to fly to the UAE via other destinations, as per a report from the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The NAIA authorities said the first batch of 12 Filipinos were bound for Taipei and on questioning they revealed that they were actually flying to the UAE. While, the other group admitted traveling to Hong Kong before landing in the UAE.

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