Human traffickers arrested in Lakki
LAKKI MARWAT: Police claimed to have arrested four members of a gang involved in human trafficking here on late Monday night. Police officials said that acting on a tip off, they arrested two men and two women near the city’s graveyard. They were identified as Jehangir, Sadullah, Naseema Bibi and her daughter Aqsa.
Naseema Bibi, a resident of Lahore, told police during initial interrogation that she sold her daughter Aqsa to the ringleader of the gang, Ghulam Nawaz, for Rs150,000.
“The accused assured me that they would pay the amount in Sargodha,” police quoted her as saying. Later she was asked to accompany them to Serai Naurang for receiving the money.
Officials said that the gang was involved in human trafficking and selling of women. They said that the accused had planned to sell the girl to an Afghan refugee for Rs300,000 in Naurang town of the district wherefrom she would have been smuggled to Afghanistan.
Police registered a case against the arrested accused persons and their ringleader and launched a hunt to for more arrests.