LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday arrested five people for their alleged involvement in ‘illegal’ currency business.

According to a spokesperson, suspects Tauqeer Ahmad, Hamza, Ghafran Ali, Tanvir and Yasin have been arrested at Egerton Road during a raid led by officials Rana Ejaz and Ali Raza.

He said the suspects were involved in ‘hundi’ and ‘hawala’ business and foreign currency had been recovered from them.

A case has been registered against them.

Meanwhile, the FIA anti-human trafficking wing arrested proclaimed offender Masood alias Soodi from Gujrat.

The suspect was wanted by the FIA in different cases for the last seven years. He would receive handsome money from the people to help them cross over Iran and Turkey through a land route, the spokesperson said.

ACE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment on Thursday arrested an inspector of the Environment Protection Department for receiving bribes.

According to a spokesperson, Kasur EPD Inspector Muhammad Nasir demanded bribe amounting to Rs30,000 from a complainant. An ACE team arrested him red-handed while taking the bribe from the complainant, he said.

A case has been registered against him.

Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2022

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