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.