Pakistani Trafficker Netted
A Pakistani national is in nets of the police for an alleged trafficking of two Pakistanis to the UK and the United States.
Detectives of the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday raided the Spur Road dwelling of a Pakistani man and found out that the former has had two Pakistanis he wanted to traffic to the UK and United States respectively.
Police sources say that Sharafat Ali made his first visit to Sierra Leone in February of this year disguised as a businessman.
He is said to have rented a house at Spur Road on Barbadorie Junction.
Information received states that in November 2010, Sharafat; collected $12,000.00 from Sanwar Ali (another Pakistani) to facilitate the latter’s easy travel to America.
He also collected $5000 from Abid Amin (also a Pakistani) on the same concept; to make him travel to the United Kingdom.
Sharafat human trafficking activities reached ears of the police shortly after persons he had defrauded intimated detectives at the CID.
Persistent request to have culprit Sharafat refund monies he received from his Pakistani brothers brought to light serious confusion which resulted into having the police notified.
It was confirmed that the mother of one of the trafficked Pakistanis later contacted the Sierra Leone Pakistani Consular office in Freetown and told them that her son was being held hostage at a house around Spur Road west Freetown.
Upon this, the CID was called upon and a team of S.W.A.T officers was dispatched to the scene of crime where an arrest was done.
The Operations Policy planning Department (OPPD) of the CID is presently investigating matter.
Sources say the case file is forwarded to the office of the Director of Public prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
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