KARACHI: The involvement of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) could not be ruled out in the abduction of six Customs officials, as they were involved in such illegal activities and crimes in same area in the recent past, sources said.
Pakistan Customs sources told Customs Today that soon after the incident the law enforcement agencies started search operation to recover these Customs officials.
It is pertinent to mention here that six Customs officials including an Inspector Preventive Service (IPS), three Senior Preventive Officers (SPOs), a driver and a cook were kidnapped last Sunday by unknown armed men.
According to the details, abducted Customs officials were on their routine patrol in the area of Jewani Zero Point, about 60 kilometres west of Gwadar, when some unidentified armed men intercepted their vehicle and abducted all the six officials and took them to an unknown place.
The names of the abductees are Manzoor Jamali (IPS), Saleem Rashid (SPO), Hassan Junaid (SPO), Abdul Samad (SPO) and Yaqoob (driver). The cook’s identity could not be ascertained.
The families and relatives of the kidnapped officials demanded of the government to take serious efforts for their recovery.