Director General of the CID, COP Prosper Agblorh, has revealed about 30 people involved in the fraudulent activity have also been arrested.

 SIM Box fraud
SIM Box fraud

Speaking to a Press conference in Accra,  He said, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and tech-savvy firm, Subah Info Solutions, has saved the state some 77 million dollars since 2014 when the operation started.

The latest bust was done in Adjiringano in Accra on April 29, 2016.

“The taskforce will not relent on its effort to use the most advanced technology as well as legitimate methods and legal means to thwart their economic-sabotaging activities. We will ensure their criminal enterprise will not be successful,” said COP Agblorh.

SIM box fraudsters install SIM boxes with multiple low-cost prepaid SIM cards, and then terminate international calls through local phone numbers in the respective country to make it appear as if the call is a local call.

COP Agblorh said the taskforce has intensified the efforts to crackdown on SIM box Fraud since the beginning of the year after successful interceptions in 2014 and 2015 which resulted in saving several millions of dollars in revenue to the country.

He said, with the technical support from Subah Infosolutions, the taskforce has deployed better detection systems to catch the criminals although they have also stepped their stealth systems by employing sophisticated equipment.

SIM box machines, huge quantities of sim cards batteries, routers, guns and cartridges were discovered during the arrest of the seven.



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