Bureau of Immigration nabs wanted Swede

February 14, 2019

A Swede wanted by authorities in his country for a string of large-scale fraud and swindling cases was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

BI’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) head Bobby Raquepo, together with agents from the Philippine National Police Regional Intelligence Division Region 6, said Kenneth Tobias Christoffer Moberg, 28, was nabbed at his home in Barangay Poblacion Ilawod, San Enrique, Iloilo.

He was immediately transferred to the BI Detention Facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City while awaiting deportation.

A mission order for Moberg’s arrest was issued by the BI at the request of the Bangkok-based Nordic Police and Customs Cooperation which informed the BI that said fugitive is the subject of a red notice from Interpol.

Moberg was reportedly issued an arrest warrant by a Swedish court due to his involvement in multiple criminal offenses including gross fraud, attempted fraud and unlawful use of identity.

“He is also an overstaying and undocumented alien,” said Raquepo.  “His passport was already revoked by the Swedish government.”

Raquepo added that Moberg had hidden in the Philippines since May 23, 2018 when he last arrived as a tourist.  He did not bother to extend his stay since then.

Moberg will be deported upon issuance of a summary deportation order from the BI Board of Commissioners.

He will likewise be included in the immigration blacklist and banned from re-entering the Philippines for being an undesirable alien.