7 arrested for Sim Box fraud

Seven people have been arrested by the anti-Telecom Fraud Task Force for allegedly diverting international calls through SIM box machines mounted in their rooms.A report by the Daily Graphic said the operations of the two Syrians, a Pakistani and four Ghanaians in Tema and Accra, which were uncovered by the task force, are said to have resulted in a $21,915,360 revenue loss to the state.

Those arrested are Abdul Karem Al-Sabai, 35, and Mohanad Hamoud Agnah, 33, both Syrians, and Mohammed Nassar Aziz, 35, a Pakistani.

The Ghanaians are Samuel Adu Amoako, Emmanuel Mensah Boamah, Clement Nartey and Christopher Nartey.1.2739102

The Nartey brothers have since been granted bail.

According to the report, a total of 2,395 SIM cards of mostly Airtel, Vodafone, Tigo and MTN networks were retrieved. Other items found by the police included pot SIM box machines, laptops, generating sets, mobile phones, Internet routers, a Motorola router and internal antennae.

This is the second arrest made this year after the former head of the Ghana Real Estate Development Association (GREDA) Dr Alexander Tweneboah was arrested for engaging in SIM box fraud. – Starrfmonline.com

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