108 illegal immigrants arrested in Lahore

FIA and ANP arrests suspects involved in various illegal activities on tip-off.

Asad Kharal October 26, 2011

LAHORE: Around 108 illegal immigrants involved in criminal activities were arrested by the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in a joint operation conducted in different areas of Lahore on Wednesday.

Among the arrested people, 76 come from Nigeria, 23 from Tanzania, three from Zambia, two from Philippines and one each from Burundi, Indonesia, Mozambique and Italy. There are four women among the arrested.

The FIA and ANF received information that foreigners in a large number are residing illegally in Lahore and are involved in several criminal activities including smuggling of narcotics.

After receiving the information, a joint strategy was formulated to identify the hideouts of these illegal immigrants which led to their arrest by simultaneous operations by multiple teams at the same time.

The FIA Anti-Human Trafficking Circle (AHTC) Lahore has registered cases against these foreigners illegally residing in Pakistan under 14 Foreign Act 1946.

Further investigation is underway.


Babar F. | 9 years ago | Reply

How did they get inside the country? What was there port of entry? KPK, Balochistan, Sindh or Punjab? How many more are there? I am afraid a simple mind would love to blame all the social ills & local crimes on these 108 illegal immigrants. Usually a clueless human mind always love to point the finger on the one that "look or speak different" than themselves. Illegal immigrants are ill equipped to protect him/herself either. I hope that don't happen here. We see Pakistanis along with other poor & illegal migrants are branded with drug trafficking in middle-east as soon as they land from a human trafficking launch. Before their news come back home the poor souls are either hanged or decapitated for the crime they never committed. Such is the power corrupt local authorities have over illegal immigrants. May God protect the innocent.

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