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FIA arrests US national for illegally entering Pakistan from Iran

He was living at a Karachi hotel

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 12, 2021 | Last Updated: 8 months ago
Posted: Jun 12, 2021 | Last Updated: 8 months ago

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The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Anti-Human Trafficking Unit has arrested a US national for illegally entering Pakistan, a spokesperson for the agency said Saturday. The spokesperson said that Sirous Esmailzadeh, an American-Iranian man, entered Pakistan from Iran without documents. Esmailzadeh paid thousands of dollars to a smuggler to help him cross the Iranian border, he said. He had been living at a five-star hotel in Karachi since June 8, according to the FIA’s spokesperson. The accused was also issued a one-year emergency passport by the American consulate in Karachi.
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The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Anti-Human Trafficking Unit has arrested a US national for illegally entering Pakistan, a spokesperson for the agency said Saturday.

The spokesperson said that Sirous Esmailzadeh, an American-Iranian man, entered Pakistan from Iran without documents.

Esmailzadeh paid thousands of dollars to a smuggler to help him cross the Iranian border, he said.

He had been living at a five-star hotel in Karachi since June 8, according to the FIA’s spokesperson. The accused was also issued a one-year emergency passport by the American consulate in Karachi.

 
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