Swede wanted for large-scale fraud caught in Iloilo

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THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) arrested in San Enrique, Iloilo on Feb. 6 a Swede wanted in his country for involvement in large-scale fraud and swindling case. In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said its Fugitive Search Unit (FSU), along with the Philippine National Police Regional Intelligence Division, arrested Kenneth Tobias Christoffer Moberg, 28, at his home in San Enrique. The BI’s arrest order was based on the request of the Bangkok-based Nordic Police and Customs Cooperation, which informed the bureau that Mr. Moberg is a subject of a red notice from Interpol. A Swedish court reportedly issued an arrest warrant against the suspect for being involved in multiple criminal offenses such as gross fraud, attempted fraud and unlawful use of identity. BI-FSU Chief Bobby R. Raquepo said the Swedish national was overstaying and undocumented in the Philippines. Mr. Moberg, who arrived in the country as a tourist last May 23, 2018, will be deported and included in the immigration blacklist. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas