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Four Pakistani nationals apprehended in Nepal for alleged human trafficking of Sri Lankan citizens

April 07, Colombo (LNW): In a significant development, Nepali authorities apprehended four Pakistani nationals suspected of involvement in the illicit trafficking of four Sri Lankan citizens, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported quoting Superintendent of Police Nakul Pokharel from the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigative Department of Nepal Police on Friday (05).

The arrests, executed following a tip-off, occurred on Thursday (04).

The detained Pakistani nationals, aged between 42 and 62, purportedly extorted significant sums from the Sri Lankan individuals under the false pretense of facilitating employment opportunities in various European countries, including Canada and Romania.

Reports indicate that the Sri Lankan victims, who were brought to Nepal from their home country, endured physical assault, torture, and intimidation at the hands of the Pakistani perpetrators.

Additionally, their passports were confiscated as they were held captive across different hotels in Kathmandu.

Authorities have initiated procedures to repatriate the Sri Lankan victims to their home country for their safety and well-being.

The four Pakistani suspects are expected to face charges related to abduction and human trafficking in accordance with Nepali law enforcement protocols.

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