Hyderabad Police Busts Human Trafficking Gang, 18 People Arrested

"We arrested a total of 18 people including 15 illegal travel agents, two airline staff and one police official. We have also recovered 250 passports, fake visas and cash totalling over Rs 5 lakh from their possession," said VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police.

Hyderabad Police Busts Human Trafficking Gang, 18 People Arrested

A case has been registered and further investigation is underway. (Representational)

Hyderabad:

Cyberabad Metropolitan Police has busted an international human trafficking racket and apprehended 18 people with fake passports and visas.

"We arrested a total of 18 people including 15 illegal travel agents, two airline staff and one police official. We have also recovered 250 passports, fake visas and cash totalling over Rs 5 lakh from their possession," said VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police.

The airline officials and travel agents were sending workers overseas in breach of rules, he said.

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Police recovered 160 police verification certificates, six computers, five laptops, two printers along with many ATM cards, credit cards, PAN cards, bank passbooks and cheque books.

A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.