Human smugglers arrested at Torkham border

Human smugglers arrested at Torkham border

LANDIKOTAL: Federal Investigation Agency(FIA) raided the lone Pak-Afghan Dosti hospital at Torkham border and arrested two human smugglers on the spot, officials said on Wednesday.

A FIA official told The News that they on the intellegence based operation a raided was conducted at Dosti hospital and arrested  Doctor Muhammad Arif Afridi and nurse Lance Naik Shafiq on the spot.

 He said both the health staff were working at Torkham border Dosti hospital. He said they have also recovered money and fake medical documents made of passengers from their possessions. The officials said medical documents were being issued to Afghan citizens who were allow to enter Pakistan.He said the arrested persons have admitted that they had issued fake medical documents to passengers and took money from them. FIA official said a passenger had paid Rs,150,000 while the other Afghan had paid 40000 Afghan currency to the arrested persons for issuing them fake health documents.

The officials said as goodwill gesture they allow genuine patients to visit Pakistan for medical treatment and stay for few days.They said a group of human smugglers was busy violating the law of the land. He said they redhandedly arrested two persons. The official said First Information Report(FIR) registered against the arrested persons and further investigation started. The border crossing was kept tight to keep a close watch on the passengers coming to Pakistan after several deadliest attacks in Khyber last week.

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