FIA busts ‘major’ human smuggling group linked to Turbat incident | Pakistan

GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested on Tuesday seven people in the city’s Sadoke area suspected to be involved in smuggling of people whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in Turbat last week.

The suspects include four people hailing from Balochistan.

The FIA recovered 142 Pakistan passports, latest electronic machines and various other documents from the suspects.

According to FIA Deputy Director Khalid Anis, the suspects were involved in smuggling of people via Iraq, Iran and Pakistan to Europe.

The main accused Husnain was found to be in contact with a wanted suspect, Akhtar Meo, involved in the Turbat killing incident.

In a separate operation in Gujrat, the FIA arrested a facilitator of Sohail Shakeel, another suspect in the incident who was nabbed a day earlier from the city.

Authorities have made a number of arrests in Quetta and parts of Punjab after the incident.

On November 15, fifteen bodies were found in Buleda area of Turbat tehsil in Kech district of Balochistan. The bodies bore bullet wounds and were of people from different parts of Punjab, including Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Sialkot.

Two days later, five more bodies were found in the same tehsil at a short distance from the same spot.

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