Libya shipwreck case: ‘Ringleader’ of human smuggling racket arrested

December 11, 2023

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Human Trafficking Circle (AHTC) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested the ringleader of human smuggling racket involved in Libya shipwreck case during a joint crackdown with the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), an FIA spokesman said Sunday.

A migrant ship sails in a sea. — AFP/File

The racketeer, identified as Faizullah, has been arrested from Umerkot and shifted to Islamabad for further investigation, the spokesman added. The suspect got Rs6.5 million for illegally transporting two young men to Italy through Libya, the spokesman quoting the statement of the complainant said, adding the AHTC would conduct raids to round up other suspects involved in the case.