BI agents nab Norwegian pedophile, Sino pyramid scammer

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said its agents have arrested a Norwegian pedophile accused of sexually molesting minors in his country, and a Chinese man wanted for a pyramid investment scam.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said 50-year-old Karstein Kvernvik a.k.a. Krokaa Karstein Gunnar, who was arrested last September 24 at his residence in Sameerah Subd., Angeles City, Pampanga, by operatives from the Bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU).

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On the other hand, the Chinese fugitive was identified as 44-year-old Fu Qihao, who was arrested September 23 by FSU agents in Malate, Manila.

An arrest warrant was issued for his arrest by the Public Security Bureau in Shanghai, for allegedly an investment pyramid scam that victimized many of his compatriots.

Tansingco said both Kernvik and Fu will be deported for being undesirable and undocumented aliens, as their passports were already revoked by their respective governments.

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The BI Chief described Kvenvik as a high profile fugitive who is charged with multiple sex-related crimes in Norway.

Information obtained from the Interpol’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Manila revealed that he has outstanding warrants of arrest issued  by the Salten and Lotofen District Court in Norway on 20 June 2022.

BI agents nab Norwegian pedophile, Sino pyramid scammer

He was reportedly indicted before the said court on charges of aggravated sexual assault and engaging sexual activity on a child under 14 years old, in violation of Norwegian laws.

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Both Kernvik and Fu are presently detained at the BI Warden Facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said its officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) intercepted two Africans, a man and a woman, who attempted to enter the country by passing themselves as Canadian citizens.

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco, BI Port Operations Chief Atty. Carlos Capulong said the two passengers arrived at the NAIA Terminal 3 last September 25, when they arrived aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai.

Capulong said the couple presented counterfeit Canadian passports to the immigration officers, who immediately suspected the authenticity of the said travel documents.

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