11 American fugitives nabbed
Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Eleven American fugitives have been arrested in the Philippines in the past nine months, according to the US Department of State.

State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said the fugitives were wanted for crimes such as conspiracy to commit murder, securities fraud, child abuse and sexual assault.

The agency’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) at the US embassy in Manila apprehended the fugitives in coordination with US Marshals Service and Philippine law enforcement agencies.

Ortagus said the fugitives have been deported back to the United States to stand trial.

“We thank the Philippine government for its longstanding support, and look forward to our future cooperation as friends, partners and allies,” Ortagus said.

The DSS has 270 diplomatic posts in more than 170 countries.   

DIPLOMATIC SECURITY SERVICE US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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