Islamabad: 4,316 human traffickers caught in last 30 months
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has reportedly caught approximately 4,316 human traffickers over a two and a half year period as part of its wider campaign to combat illegal immigration to other countries.
This was revealed Tuesday by an FIA official, who added that 1,775 human traffickers were arrested in 2009, 1,779 in 2010, and around 816 during the first six months of 2011. Elaborating, the official explained that the FIA had adopted numerous measures during the past two years to control the illegal immigration of Pakistanis to Europe via Turkey and Greece.
Similarly, the agency had also taken stern action against smugglers, facilitators and subagents, and had arrested 44 most–wanted traffickers (MWTs) over the last two years, including 26 in 2009, 16 in 2010 and 2 in 2011. A special campaign to arrest proclaimed offenders (POs) and court absconders (CAs) had also been launched.