The Philippines’ immigration chief says 1,240 Chinese nationals suspected of working illegally in the country for an online gambling operator have been arrested at a resort and casino complex north of Manila. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Friday that their documents were being checked based on reports they illegally entered and worked in the country.
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A preliminary report from the immigration bureau says the Chinese were working as call center agents for an illegal online gambling operator at the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, a former US-run air base north of Manila.
They are temporarily being held under guard by immigration and police personnel in a building within the leisure park.