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International gang involved in child abductions: Karachi police

KARACHI: Police here on Wednesday claimed that an international gang was involved in recent wave of child kidnappings in Karachi, ARY News reported.

According to the police, a suspected kidnapper, Ameenullah, revealed during initial interrogation that he used to sell abducted children to an international gang and added that the gang shifted the children to Afghanistan.

He further told the police that the members of the gang made ransom calls from Afghanistan to the families of the children. The gang abducted children up to seven years of age,  the police said.

The police further said that Ameenullah was caught red-handed when he was kidnapping a seven-years old girl from the jurisdiction of FB Industrial Area police station.

Read More: Children ‘abducted’ from Pakistan recovered in Iran: report

Last year in December, at least 15 children “abducted from different areas of Pakistan” had been recovered from a LPG container in Kerman province of Iran.

sources had confirmed that a child trafficking bid had been foiled and more than 15 children had been rescued from a container coming from Afghanistan into Iran.

Reports had said the children had been abducted from different areas of Pakistan.

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