File Photo of illegal emigrants apprehended by FIA Balochistan

From Our Correspondent:

GWADAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Gwadar has successfully thwarted an attempt at illegal migration, apprehending 18 individuals in a recent crackdown led by Deputy Director Mr. Asif Naseem. Acting on confidential information, ASI Abdul Ghaffar and the FIA Team Gwadar, in collaboration with FIA Composite Circle Gwadar, conducted targeted operations across various locations in Gwadar.

Crackdown Targeted Human Traffickers

The crackdown specifically targeted human traffickers utilizing boats in the Arabian Sea in Mekran to facilitate illegal migration to the Gulf States.

The operation resulted in the arrest of 13 individuals from different districts of Punjab, four Afghan nationals, and one facilitator involved in orchestrating illegal migration. The arrests adhered to established protocols, and the detainees are currently undergoing further investigation.

Deputy Director Asif Naseem reiterated the agency’s commitment to combatting the grave issue of human trafficking. He commended the proactive role played by ASI Abdul Ghaffar and the entire FIA team in Gwadar, emphasizing their dedication to upholding the law and ensuring the safety of individuals seeking a better life abroad.

FIA Continues Its Efforts To Expose Network Behind Human Trafficking

The apprehended individuals, who attempted to travel to foreign countries illegally, are now subject to legal proceedings. The FIA continues its rigorous efforts to expose the networks behind such activities, focusing on dismantling human trafficking operations and safeguarding vulnerable individuals from falling victim to these criminal enterprises, according to a confidential source within the agency who declined to be named due to lack of authorization to speak to the media.

This recent crackdown serves as a stern warning to those involved in human trafficking, underscoring the FIA’s unwavering commitment to maintaining the security and integrity of the immigration process. The agency encourages citizens to come forward with any information that may aid in the identification and apprehension of individuals engaged in illegal migration activities.

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