Three Chinese and Pakistani women arrested from Islamabad airport
(PKONWEB Report) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday took three Chinese men and three Pakistani women into custody from Islamabad International Airport.
The FIA said the Chinese men were allegedly smuggling the Pakistani women to China in the guise of married couples.
The agency said suspects are also allegedly involved in the smuggling of human organs.
The FIA had launched a crackdown after some Pakistani women reported they were trapped into fake marriages by Chinese nationals. Over 20 Chinese and Pakistani agents have been taken into custody during raids from Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Islamabad.
Friday development comes a day after the FIA announced it had taken 11 Chinese nationals into custody for a probe into a transnational gang allegedly involved in prostitution and illegal organ trade.
Commenting on the reports, Chinese Embassy on Friday said, “If any organization or individual commits a crime in Pakistan under the banner of the cross-border marriage, China supports the Pakistani side to crack down on it according to Pakistani laws.”
According to investigations by the Ministry of Public Security of China, there is no forced prostitution or sale of human organs for those Pakistani women who stay in China after marriage with Chinese.
The Ministry of Public Security of China has sent a task force to Pakistan to carry out law enforcement cooperation with the Pakistani side, the statement said.