KANGAR: Police busted a fraud prepaid sim card registration syndicate with the arrest of seven people including three women on Wednesday (June 22).
Perlis police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Surina Saad said the individuals, aged between 19 and 35, were arrested in a raid on a premises in Taman Cahaya at 5.40pm.
"All of them were believed to have been involved in illegal prepaid sim card registration activities.
"They were also found using personal data of locals and foreigners given by other syndicates to illegally activate the cards,” she told a press conference at the Perlis police contingent headquarters on Friday (June 24).
The suspects had been remanded for three days from June 23.
SAC Surina said the suspects were also found selling the activated prepaid sim cards to a syndicate carrying out commercial crime activities.
“Police confiscated 15 computer monitors, 14 central processing units, 13 keyboards, a flash drive, 51 sim card multiplexers, 3,084 sim cards, a modem and 13 computer mouse with a total seizure value of RM130,000.
“The case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code and Section 239 of the Communications and Multimedia Act,” she said. - Bernama