Greece boat tragedy – ‘human trafficker’ arrested in Sheikhupura

Web DeskJune 18, 20235312 min

In a major achievement in the investigations related to the Greece boat tragedy, wherein 78 people lost their lives — including Pakistanis — Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday claimed to have arrested a Key human trafficker involved in sending people abroad from Sheikhupura, Punjab.

Taking action on a tip-off, the investigation agency apprehended the key suspect, Talha Shahzaib, from Sheikhupura. He had received Rs6.5 million from Zahid Akbar resident of Farooqabad for sending him abroad.

The development came hours after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered an immediate crackdown on agents engaged in the human trafficking, saying they would be “severely punished”.

The alleged human trafficker sent Akbar to his uncle residing in Libya, said the FIA officials, adding that his parents live in Italy.

“tip-off” is not mentioned in the tickers but they obviously arrested the key suspect on the basis of information

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