QUETTA: More than two dozen Afghan nationals have been detained, near on the Coastal Highway near Gwadar in Balochistan.

The Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG) announced arresting 52 alleged illegal immigrants, including 27 Afghans near the Shahjhan check post. In a statement, the PCG said its team held the ‘trespassers’ who were allegedly trying to cross the Iranian border, without valid documents. During snap checks, PCG officers arrested the individuals, including 10 women, and handed them over to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) immigration cell.