Filipino-American wanted in the US arrested in Tarlac

Jun A. Malig


According to the US Embassy, the Fil-Am fugitive has 3 outstanding warrants of arrest in California

A 40-year-old American citizen reportedly facing various criminal charges in the United States was arrested by a team of police, military, and immigration operatives in Moncada town here on Tuesday, February 17.

In a report, Major Leopoldo Cajipe Jr of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Tarlac, identified the arrested Filipino-American as John Dalton Daclan, a businessman and resident of Barangay San Juan in Moncada.

Cajipe said that CIDG-3 operatives, along with Bureau of Immigration’s Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU) personnel and members of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, went Moncada to implement Mission Order No. JHM-2021-019 dated February 10.

“As per official communication from Attaché Michelle Michaud, (DSS-OCI) of the US Embassy in Manila dated 02 Feb 2021, indicating that the above reference US National has three (3) outstanding Warrants of Arrest issued by the Orange County Superior Court in California, USA on 21 Jun 2010 for unauthorized use of identification, grand theft, forgery, burglary, display of false identification, fraud, battery and receiving stolen property in violation of the California Penal Code,” the report stated.

Cajipe said that Daclan “is an overstaying and undocumented alien (in the Philippines) and poses risk to public safety and security being a fugitive from justice.”

Colonel Amante Daro of the CIDG-Central Luzon stationed at Camp Olivas in Pampanga said that the arrested Filipino-American was transported to the BI office in Manila “for documentation and appropriate disposition.” – Rappler.com