MULTAN: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIA) on Saturday seized a gang alleged to be involved in activating mobile SIM cards with fake fingerprints, ARY NEWS reported.
According to the details, the FIA team carried out a raid in Sargodha and arrested the suspects alleged to have been involved in activating the SIM cards by illegal means. “We recovered a laptop, mobile phone chips and their fingerprints,” the agency said.
The defendant also used his fingerprints to activate fake mobile phone accounts.
In a similar action in July last year, the FBI’s cybercrime wing arrested a gang allegedly involved in selling SIM cards activated through illegal biometric machines from Lahore.
The FIA team arrested young boys, owners and employees of a private mobile phone company franchise for their alleged role in the entire scam from Shahdara district of the city.
The franchisor used young boys to sell activated SIM cards illegally.
The FIA team took back internet devices, SIM cards, cell phones and laptops from their possession. The case was also registered Against them in the proxy cybercrime police station.
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