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FIA busts another Chinese human smuggling cell in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency on Tuesday busted another human smuggling cell being run by Chinese nationals.

Seven people including three Chinese nationals were arrested by FIA Rawalpindi accused of trafficking Pakistani girls to China. The gang was led by a Chinese national who was also arrested.

On Monday, FIA busted a racket of Chinese nationals involved in trafficking Pakistani girls to China by contracting marriages.

Deputy Director FIA Jamil Ahmad Khan Mayo said authorities, as part of a crackdown against foreigners involved in illegal activities in the country, arrested eight Chinese nationals from Lahore airport and other areas on the charges of trafficking young women to China after marrying them.

According to the official, the suspects, with the assistance of Pakistani agents, contracted marriages with unsuspecting local girls and then trafficked them to China where the victims were forced into prostitution.

They said the suspected leader of the ring is the son of a Punjab Police officer, who had fled when a raid was conducted for his arrest. The officials said the suspected ring leader has acquired interim bail until May 13.

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