Lahore: FIA seizes 2 illegal gateway exchanges
LAHORE: FIA Cyber Crime Circle Lahore on Wednesday seized two illegal gateway exchanges from different parts of the City involved in terminating International Voice Traffic and causing loss of Rs 60 million per year to the national exchequer for the last two years.
Addressing a press conference, director FIA said raiding teams also recovered equipment include 159 SIMs of different mobile companies, 9 gateway exchanges, 2 main computer servers, one computer system, optic fiber cables, 3 media converters, 140 antennas, 3 UPS systems, 14 batteries, 2 Cisco routers and 168 V-phones, of worth about Rs 20 million.
He said on the request of public at large, the purpose of this conference was to create awareness among the people about the fraud committed through SMS on mobile phones such as lottery fraud and prize winning messages. A lot of money has been extorted by the accused from the innocent people.
He said that two raids were conducted against M/s Bukhari General Trading, Fatima Manzil, Beadon Road, Lahore and Sehgal General Trading, Opposite Packages Factory.
Gate No 2, Walton Road, Lahore. These companies were using five internet connections of heavy bandwidth for illegal exchanges for illegal termination of international voice traffic bypassing legal gateway.
Sajid Akram Chaudhry, deputy director Cyber Crime Circle FIA Punjab Lahore, after approval from Director FIA Punjab Lahore, Zafar Ahmad Qureshi, ordered for conducting raids to his two teams comprising of Babar Shehar Yar, assistant director, inspectors Ahmer Naeem Sandhu, Rai Nasrullah, ASI Muhammad Sohail Shahzad, head constable Tahir Mehmood, hardware engineer Muhammad Usman.