RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a suspected human trafficker and another person who was travelling to Canada on a fake visa.

The arrests came about when the immigration process of passengers travelling on flight EK-781 was underway at Islamabad International Airport (IIA).

During scrutiny of documents, the immigration staff found the Canadian visa of a passenger fake.

During interrogation, the passenger, identified as Mohammad Bilal, disclosed that he had obtained the visa from a travel agent after paying him Rs3.5 million.

Sources said the travel agent was present outside the airport who was also arrested.

Meanwhile, the customs authorities at the airport foiled an attempt to smuggle 144,000 Saudi riyals to Dubai.

Customs clearance of passengers for a PIA flight was in progress when the staff spotted a suitcase containing foreign currency.

Two passengers, identified as Tanveer Gul and Dil Khan, were asked for a baggage search during which the foreign currency was recovered.

Published in Dawn, August 10th, 2020