FIA nabs two for running illegal gateway exchanges




ISLAMABAD: In a successful operation against grey operators, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) conducted two successful raids in Jehlum and Lalamusa and apprehended two persons for running illegal gateway exchanges. In the first raid at a house in Jhelum, an illegal VOIP exchange consisting of 10 gateways having capacity of 16 ports were confiscated. Two persons running the setup were apprehended during this raid. During initial interrogation, it was revealed that the accused have another exchange operational at some village near Lalamusa. During the second successful raid at Lalamusa, three gateways of 16 ports were confiscated. The presence of numerous SIMs in sack at the first location indicates that the system had been running since very long.

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