Aug 5, 2020 @ 16:11

Long arm of the law catches up with American fugitive

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday announced the arrest of a fugitive American by operatives of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in the province of Batangas.

BI is one of the attached agencies of the DOJ.

In a Viber message, Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete disclosed that Peter Alex Drier was arrested by the BI Fugitives Search Unit in coordination with the Batangas Police between 5 am to 11 am Wednesday.

According to Perete, Drier was an undocumented alien and a fugitive with an outstanding warrant issued by the San Diego Police Department in California for charges of assault with a deadly weapon, and simple assault.

Drier will remain in the temporary custody of the Batangas Police pending the result of his swab test, Perete continued.

He may be subject to deportation provided no criminal complaints in the Philippines be found against him, he continued.

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