It has been reported that a gang has been arrested by the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday for selling illegal SIM cards.
According to the details, the gang was allegedly involved in selling SIM cards activated through the illegal biometric machines in Punjab’s capital city Lahore.
The details further said that a team of the federal agency detained young boys, owner, and the employees of the franchise of a private telecommunication company for their alleged involvement in the entire scam from the Shahdara area of Lahore. The owner of the franchise used young boys for selling the SIM cards activated through illegal biometric machines.
The cybercrime wing of the agency recovered several internet devices, SIMs, mobile phones, and laptops from their possession and the case has been registered against the members of the gang at the cybercrime police station of the FIA.
It is pertinent to mention here that back on May 8, the Federal Investigation Agency busted a gang involved in illegal registration of SIM cards and thumb impressions with the poverty alleviation programmes announced by the government of Pakistan.
According to the spokesperson of the federal agency, the officials of FIA arrested a junior executive of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) identified as Sham Qamar who was involved in the illegal activities.