Lahore: FIA arrests key member of international human trafficking network
LAHORE: A key member of an international human trafficking network wanted in 65 cases and inquiries has been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), The Express Tribune has learnt.
The arrested man, whose name was placed in the agency’s Red Book 2009 and had Red Warrants issued against him by Interpol, has been identified as Ajab Gul alias Raja Humayun and is a resident of Kharian.
The human trafficker was arrested by the FIA team when he was trying to flee to India via the Azad Kashmir border, Deputy Director FIA Gujranwala Gul Sanober told The Express Tribune.
Sanober said that he was wanted by the FIA in 15 cases and 50 inquiries registered against him with the Anti-Human Trafficking Circle Gujranwala Police Station. The man’s name had been placed in the Red Book published in 2009 because of his “high profile” status.
The FIA had been trying to arrest the accused for the last three years, but had found it difficult as he was travelling with over five armed men when he came to Pakistan via the Iranian border, Sanober revealed.
According to the Red Book, Ajab Gul is a member of an international human trafficking ring and has operations in Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Greece. He was reportedly operating from Istanbul.
Gul’s father Sultan Mehmood alias Raja Ansar, also a notorious human trafficker, was arrested in 2008.
The human trafficker has reportedly extorted millions of rupees from people on the pretext of sending them to European countries through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Greece.