FIA apprehends 8 alleged human traffickers
Gujranwala: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) today arrested eight suspected human traffickers from Gujranwala and Gujrat as part of a massive crackdown against trafficking that began subsequent to the recovery of the bullet-riddled bodies in Balochistan’s Turbat last week.
The Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) had claimed responsibility for the deaths and an alleged BLF commander suspected of involvement in the incident was later killed during an intelligence-based operation by Frontier Corps (FC) last week. The other method used was to help people cross all borders from Iran to Greece illegally.
“When the mobile phone of main accused Mohammad Hussain was thoroughly checked, the contacts of some agents were found through calls and WhatsApp, especially of the agent Zafar Mayo who is a brother of Akhtar Mayo, the main accused in Turbat tragedy,” the source said.
Qaiser Munir, a ‘travel agent’ allegedly involved in trafficking, was arrested from Gujrat, the source said. Cases regarding both raids were registered under the Emigration Ordinance and the Human Trafficking Ordinance. -Agencies