Chinese 'taho'-thrower under Immigration custody after posting bail

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On Tuesday, the Bureau of Immigration's legal team found probable cause for Zhang Jiale's deportation case.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) — Zhang Jiale, the woman who was detained for throwing a cup of 'taho' at a police officer stationed at the Metro Rail Transit line 3, is not yet scot-free.

After posting a ₱12,000 bail for her direct assault charges, the 23-year old Chinese national was nabbed by authorities from the Bureau of Immigration (BI).  Its spokesperson Dana Sandoval said Zhang was arrested for her "undesirable alien" status.

"She was charged for undesirability - violation of the terms and conditions of her visa, for posing as a risk to public interest," Sandoval told CNN Philippines.

Metro Manila police earlier recommend to tag Zhang as an "undesirable alien," and the latter has apologized for her actions.

"After she posted bail around 5 p.m. yesterday, she was accosted by Bureau of Immigration and was brought to their detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa," Metro Manila police chief PDir. Guillermo Eleazar told CNN Philippines.

Sandoval said the Chinese woman, a student in the Philippines, initially resisted arrest.

"Immigration officers wanted to do it quickly and peacefully but she resisted arrest. We showed her a copy of the mission order," Sandoval told CNN Philippines.

On Tuesday, the BI's legal team found probable cause for her deportation case.

Zhang was arrested by the Philippine National Police on February 9 after she threw her 'taho,' a soy snack, at PO1 William Cristobal who was enforcing the liquids ban at the Boni MRT-3 station in Mandaluyong. The ban is in response to security threats following the January 27 Jolo twin bombings.

Cristobal received a medal for his exemplary "patience."

Meanwhile, the Mandaluyong City Prosecutor has filed charges of direct assault against Zhang.

CNN Philippines' Correspondent Carolyn Bonquin contributed to this report.