The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing has arrested a man from Narowal, Punjab, over his involvement in child pornography.
An FIA team raided his residence in Narowal on a tip-off and arrested the accused identified as Riaz. The team recovered over 600 videos of child abuse from his possession. FIA has sent the offender’s laptop and other gadgets to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory for further investigation.
According to FIA officials, the suspect was a member of an international child pornography racket. The agency had received evidence against the suspect from the Brazilian government through the Interpol.
A case has been registered against Riaz, and a local court has given him in FIA’s custody for four days. Ironically, the offender has a clean record, with no cases registered against him in the city.
The development occurred days after Rawalpindi court awarded the death sentence to Sohail Ayaz, a leader of an international child pornographic racket on the dark web.
In 2015, police exposed a child abuse ring in Kasur, Punjab. Investigations revealed that a gang of 25 criminals had made over 400 videos of 280 victims of abuse.