Man who used his passport as collateral to borrow money has been deported
A man of Philippine nationality who gave his passport to a foreign woman who lends money, as collateral for borrowing €20 thousand, was handed a five month sentence, suspended for a year and half, with the Court ordering that he be sent back to his country as soon as possible.
The accused, Eduardo Aquino Dumalag, 48, pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.
The case was discovered when Identity Malta officials noted that Dumalag’s visa to remain in Malta had expired. While carrying out these checks, the man admitted that his passport had been taken by a foreign woman, who is married to a Maltese man, who asked him for money as a form of usury to give him his passport back.
The woman is also expected to be arraigned in Court.