Iranian authorities hand over 140 illegal immigrants to levies officials at Taftan: Photo grabbed from a video on social media

Behram Baloch:

GWADAR: As part of an ongoing crackdown on illegal immigration, the Pakistan Coast Guards apprehended twelve individuals from various passenger coaches at the Panwan check post in Gwadar on Saturday. These individuals were attempting to cross into Iran from Pakistan without legal documents or transit permissions, according to security sources.

The arrests took place during a routine inspection when Coast Guard officers identified the illegal immigrants. Preliminary investigations revealed that these individuals were planning to enter Iran in search of better economic opportunities, bypassing legal immigration channels.

Following their detention, the suspects were handed over to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further investigation and legal proceedings. The FIA will assess the extent of the illegal immigration network and take necessary actions against those involved in facilitating this illegal movement.

A spokesperson for the Pakistan Coast Guards emphasized the force’s commitment to combating human trafficking and illegal immigration. “The Pakistan Coast Guards reiterate that such operations will continue with consistency to rid our homeland of the scourge of trafficking. All available resources will be fully utilized to achieve this goal,” the spokesperson stated.

This operation highlights the ongoing efforts of the Pakistan Coast Guards to secure the nation’s borders and prevent illegal activities. Authorities are intensifying their vigilance and collaboration with other law enforcement agencies to ensure that such incidents are minimized in the future.

The apprehension of these illegal immigrants serves as a stern warning to those considering unlawful routes for migration. The Pakistan Coast Guards and FIA remain steadfast in their mission to uphold the law and protect the integrity of the country’s borders. Every year, thousands of poverty-hit youth make abortive attempts to reach European countries via Iran and Turkey, with many either caught in Iran or Turkey while only a few manage to reach their destinations.

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