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US announces rewards of up to $2 mn for information on Pakistani human smuggler | World News

The US state division on Thursday introduced rewards of up to $2 million on a Pakistani human smuggler who allegedly operates the community primarily based in Pakistan’s Nowshera. US assertion division spokesperson Ned Price mentioned in an announcement that the smuggling community, run by Abid Ali Khan, facilitates the journey of undocumented people from the Middle East and southwest Asia to the US in trade for money.

“In addition to planning and coordinating the international travel from Pakistan through multiple countries, Ali Khan allegedly offered or provided false documents for foreign nationals to use for travel,” the state division mentioned.

The United States is providing up to $1 million for information main to the arrest and conviction of Ali Khan, and $1 million for information main to the monetary disruption of the Pakistan-based human smuggling community. Khan was indicted by a federal grand jury in April for allegedly working a scheme to smuggle undocumented people into the US from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Citing courtroom paperwork, the US justice division had mentioned that the Pakistani nationwide allegedly “encouraged, induced, and brought” undocumented people to the US for “commercial advantage and financial gain.” The US treasury division adopted the indictment with sanctions on Pakistan-based transnational human smuggling group, designating it as a major ‘Transnational Criminal Organization.’

Illegal entry to the United States is usually facilitated by smuggling organisations that take benefit of the weak inhabitants but in addition put their lives in danger as it will probably contain strolling for days by means of tough terrain with little meals or water. The state division mentioned that many such undocumented people fall sufferer to theft and abuse in the course of the journey.

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