- FIA team arrests gang members from a nearby village from Wagha border
LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested a four-member gang allegedly involved in scamming and taking liver transplant donors to India on fake documents, a private TV channel reported.
Quoting FIA officials, the channel reported that the suspects took the people to India for a liver transplant by promising them a hefty amount of money. The gang members then would take these donors across the border on fake documents and give them some money for the transplant.
The FIA said that the gang was arrested from a nearby village from the Wagha border from a tip-off from the Punjab Human Organs Transplantation Authority. The investigation officials recovered passports, dollars and other things from the suspects and registered a case against them.
On May 12, 2017, the investigation agency arrested three people from Murree for their involvement in illegal kidney transplant. According to the FIA officials, the accused would bring people from foreign countries to Pakistan to illegally provide them with the organ. The officials added the three accused persons were staying with a friend at a hotel in Murree.
In February this year, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo-moto notice to halt the illegal organ transplant trade in the country.