ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Tuesday rescued 57 Pakistani migrants who were chained up in a house of Istanbul by human traffickers, local media reported.
As per reports, three traffickers of Pakistani origin were also apprehended on the suspicion of misleading the migrants during the raid on the European side of the city.
According to a Turkish newspaper, the traffickers made a deal with migrants in Pakistan to take them to Europe for $10,000, with the money to be paid after they reach the destination.
However, the human trafficking gang mainly made up of Pakistanis demanded the $10,000 upfront and told the migrants chained in Istanbul to call their families to tell them they had reached Europe already and to transfer the money, the daily said.
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