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FIA arrests 440 human traffickers in 2017

FIA arrests 440 human traffickers in 2017

MULTAN: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Multan claimed to have arrested 440 outlaws allegedly involved in human trafficking during year 2017.

According to Deputy Director FIA Multan Faraz Monis on Sunday, the FIA teams arrested overall 629 outlaws, including 440 human traffickers, 110 proclaimed offenders, 19 court absconders and 311 alleged criminals in 2017.

He said that the FIA also recovered over Rs 110 million from criminals. Under anti-corruption act, Rs 2576,118 were recovered, whereas Rs 53,736,785 were recovered from human traffickers and Rs 54,140,000 were recovered in different cases related to commercial bank services, he added.

He said that 27 cases of copy right act, 12 power theft, two of cyber crimes, 30 of human trafficking, six of spurious drugs, eight of bribe and nine cases of other types were registered during last year. In high profile cases including Nishtar Hospital/Unregistered drug cases, DHO Office Bahawalpur/Unregistered drug case, Peshawar Kidney case and Bright Future Visa Fraud case, the FIA Multan had arrested 22 criminal so far and raids were being conducted to arrest remaining 13 outlaws, he added.