FIA forms 20 teams to launch massive crackdown across country
The Federal Investigation Agency link) has formed 20 teams to launch a massive crackdown against the sugar mafia.
According to sources, the crackdown will be launched under anti-money laundering act.
The sugar mafia hiked the commodity’s ex-mill price from Rs70 per kilogram to Rs90 during the past year and earned over Rs110 billion through satta, the sources revealed.
The mafia was involved in creating artificial shortage of the essential item and surging the rates of the commodity. The sugar mafia had hundreds of fake bank accounts to conceal the money earned through illegal means, said the sources.
The mafia planned to increase sugar prices during the upcoming holy month of Ramazan.
Earlier on March 10, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had shown resentment over the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as it failed to show any recoveries from the sugar mills owned by the government personalities.