Olympics scam: FIA arrests wanted human smuggler Madam Babri

Madam Babri used newspaper advertising spaces for her scam.

Web Desk July 25, 2012

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) conducted a raid and arrested Madam Babri, a human smuggler with seven cases registered against her, for scamming people out of millions with fake Olympics visas, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Madam Babri used newspaper advertising spaces for her scam. Complainant Abdul Sattar went to the FIA with the ad from the newspaper and told them that the woman had taken Rs1,500,000 as fee for five people at Rs300,000 each. He told the FIA that he did not get a visa in return.

The FIA conducted a raid on this tip-off and managed to arrest Madam Babri and also recovered five passports from her possession.

Earlier, the FIA arrested 11 suspects believed to have been involved in a fake passport scam carried out by a Lahore-based politician and other officials.

UK-based tabloid The Sun had claimed to have unearthed a scam on Monday, involving a “Lahore-based politician” and other officials, wherein Pakistani nationals were brought into England under the garb of participants and officials accompanying the Pakistani Olympics delegation for the summer 2012 games – set to start on Friday.


Tahir Amjad | 11 years ago | Reply

who is this local POLITICIAN.

Max | 11 years ago | Reply

@Yousuf Khan: Unless your preferred mode of travel is packed in containers aboard a ship or hiding in landing gear on a plane, u can't cut off diplomatic relations with foreign countries just because they don't issue visas without due diligence. Respect has to be earned not demanded, get real mate. Stop giving Pakistanis a bad name by ur ignorant comments.

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