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Raid on M/S Deviser Law Firm, PECHS, Karachi, and arrested Mohammed Farooq – Human trafficking suspect arrested for defrauding people
The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIAs) Anti-Human Trafficking Circle has arrested an alleged human trafficker over charges of defrauding people of money by making false promises to assist in their immigration into foreign countries.
The spokesman for FIA Sindh said a team of the circle conducted a raid on M/S Deviser Law Firm, PECHS, Karachi, and arrested Mohammed Farooq, general manager of the company. The action was taken on a complaint filed by Arif.
According to the complainant, “With great concern I want to bring your attention to the following serious matters bearing grave consequences to me and my family. “On October 10th, 2016, through a mobile phone advertisement I came to know that M/S Devisers is an authentic firm to process our case for immigration visa.
“On my visit they advised me to proceed to Sweden as it was easy to get [a] self-employment visa. There after a few visits one of her representatives convinced me to proceed to the UK instead of Sweden as no extra expenses were required.
“Moreover, it will be arranged with a very short period of 3 months. “They initially charged Rs755,650/- (Rupees Seven Lac Fifty Five Thousand Six hundred Fifty). Hurry up, hurry up was there slogan in every meeting and they created such a hassle that if I delayed any payment I would lose the chance. And in the same perioud they asked me to arrange Rs900,000 as three per centof 30 million which would be required for the third party arrangement for the business in the UK and I paid them Rs900,000 on 24th January, 2017.”
The complainant further said, “As the promised period of three months elapsed, I started asking them for expediting the matter. And I was shocked that after depriving me of my hard-earned money of 1.65 million, they started making lame excuses and delaying tactics by telling me that they were arranging my business plan and other formalities.” Arif said that he was writing the application with trust in the FIA. He requested an investigation into the fraud by the company.