FIA arrests 13 ‘human traffickers’ from Faisalabad, Sargodha

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FAISALABAD/SARGODHA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday arrested 13 suspected human traffickers from Faisalabad, Sargodha and other areas of the province, FIA Faisalabad region Director Chaudhry Sajid Akram told.

The suspects used to deceive immature people by promising them entry into countries like the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other European as well as Gulf countries.

The suspects were identified as Muhammad Sarwar, Abid Mehmood, Usman Ghani, Imran, Ahmed Husain, Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Siddique, Naeem Shuja, Asif Mehmood, Babar Ali and Syed Basharat Ali.

The FIA acted in response to written complaints against the human traffickers by the people who were already tricked, said the FIA official.

Travel documents and passports were recovered from the possession of the suspects and the agency, after registering a case, has launched an investigation.