The Philippine Department of Justice on Wednesday, October 2, said the United States has cancelled the visa of alleged drug queen Guia Gomez-Castro.
“Upon the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. visa granted to alleged drug queen Guia Castro has been cancelled,” said Justice Undersecretary and DOJ Spokesperson Markk Perete.
Earlier, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Castro left the Philippines last September 21 on a flight to Bangkok, Thailand and then flew to Taiwan and then to the U.S. on September 25.
“The BI [Bureau of Immigration] is now working with U.S. immigration authorities to effect her deportation to the Philippines,” Perete added.
Castro, named as the drug queen of Sampaloc, Manila, is accused of buying and distributing illegal drugs from “ninja cops,” or officers who recycle confiscated drugs.
According to the police, she was in cahoots with 16 police officers in recycling drugs.
The former captain of Barangay 484, Zone 48, warrants of arrest in 2002 for violation of the Republic Act 6425 or the selling, delivery, and distribution of illegal drugs, and in 2003 and 2011 for issuing bouncing checks — all of which were issued by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court.
On Monday, September 30, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno asked the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to bring Castro back to the Philippines. (Ritchel Mendiola/AJPress)