Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers have arrested a Sudanese man allegedly involved in human organ trafficking.
Operatives from the BI’s intelligence division (ID) nabbed Badreldin Elzaki Ibrahim El Habbib, 44, in Makati City.
He was apprehended pursuant to a warrant of deportation issued by BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, following a Summary Deportation Order issued in 2013 against El Habbib for undesirability.
In 2009, the BI received a request from the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), informing the agency about El Habbib’s involvement in organ trafficking, victimizing patients in KSA.
He was said to have enticed and recruited Saudi nationals needing kidney transplants to have it in the Philippines, but ended up swindling his victims.
He was previously arrested in September 2009 but was released for posting bail, and had remained at large since.
“His presence in the country poses a threat to Filipinos. Hence he has been arrested, and will be deported for violating immigration laws,” he added. Vito Barcelo