2,922 Arrested In 1,888 Raids Against Human Smugglers

2,922 arrested in 1,888 raids against human smugglers

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 30th Jan, 2017 ) : Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), in its countrywide crackdown on human smugglers and traffickers, has conducted total 1888 raids and made 2922 arrests during one year (November 18, 2015 to December 21, 2016). The Agency, launched a campaign on the directives of Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, has been making hectic efforts for identifying agents, facilitators and master minds of illegal immigrants and rackets involved in such heinous crimes.

A data issued by Interior Division on Monday revealed that results of special campaign were very encouraging. Of the total arrests, the number of POs was 878, 33 MWTs, 170 CAs and 1841 arrests in fresh cases. Province-wise data showed that in 1378 raids conducted in Punjab, FIA made 1510 arrests, of which 634 were proclaimed offenders (POs), 16 Most-Wanted Traffickers, (MWTs), 78 CAs and 782 arrests in fresh cases. In Sindh, FIA conducted 119 raids and made 168 arrests, out of which 07 POs, 09 MWTs, 69 CAs and 83 arrests in fresh cases.

Similarly, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), FIA conducted 202 raids and made 258 arrests, out of which 66 POs, 04 CAs, 188 arrests in fresh cases and no MWT was arrested. In Islamabad, FIA conducted 110 raids and made 897 arrests, out of which 170 POs, 08 MWTs, 17 CAs and 702 arrests in fresh cases. In Balochistan, FIA conducted 79 raids and made 89 arrests out of which 1 POs, no MWTs was arrested, 02 CAs and 86 arrests in fresh cases. Meanwhile, FIA has arrested the Most Wanted human trafficker Zahid Ghous s/o Muhammad Ghous, resident of Lahore, who had attempted to flee Sudan on SV-889 via Jeddah.

The arrest was made possible because of new system of database maintained at all airports of most wanted traffickers. In an on-going campaign against suspected attempts of human trafficking, FIA Islamabad on Monday off-loaded four more persons for holding insufficient or suspicious travel documents.