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American fugitive falls

An American fugitive wanted by US federal authorities for multiple cases has been arrested by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said yesterday Wayne Russell Collins, 63, was nabbed Tuesday in Angeles City, Pampanga after days of intensive surveillance by members of the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU).

He is now detained at the BI detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig while awaiting deportation.

Morente described Collins as a high profile fugitive who was indicted for kidnapping, robbery, homicide, seven counts of assault and battery, six counts of burglary, three counts of domestic violence, three counts of obstruction of justice, and three counts of resisting arrest.

“We have to deport him right away because his presence here poses a serious risk to public safety and security,” said Morente.

It was learned that a warrant for Collin’s arrest was issued by the Justice Court of Mineral Country in Montana.

The US embassy said Collins’ passport was already canceled by the State Department. (Jun Ramirez)