MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday said it barred from entering the country an Australian national who is said to be a member of a dreaded international motorcycle gang.
BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said 37-year old Daniel Anthony Stalley was stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 last Nov. 25 upon his arrival from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Medina said the foreigner was denied entry after Australian authorities sent word about his impending arrival in Manila.
“Information about him and his affiliations were included in our database. This prompted our offices to immediately exclude him and book him on the first available flight to his port of origin,” he added.
Immigration Interpol chief Atty. Rommel Tacorda said Stalley is a member of the “Hells Angels” gang that has been linked to organized crime and violent activities in various countries.
“Our counterparts informed us that Stalley and other gang members were involved in illegal activities, including assault, weapons possession, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct,” Tacorda said.
Numerous police and international intelligence agencies have classified Hells Angels as one of the “big four” motorcycle gangs, along with the Pagans, Outlaws, and Bandidos, that are notorious for carrying out widespread violence and organized crime activities.
Last May, the Hells Angels were banned in the Netherlands, which made it the first country in the world to outlaw the club.
In Australia, the gang is said to have around 250 members and 14 chapters.
It also one of around 35 outlawed motorcycle clubs in the country whose activities there reportedly included drug trafficking, prostitution, armed robbery, arms trafficking, fencing, and murder-for-hire
The immigration bureau said Stalley’s alleged association with the gang prompted authorities to deem him undesirable alien who poses a risk to public safety.
It added that Stalley previously made headlines in Thailand after allegedly assaulting two Thais in 2016.
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