Another illegal SIM Box facility raided in Nairobi
The Authority, yesterday 6 January 2016, carried out a raid on an illegal facility that was illegally terminating international calls in Nairobi. This follows a similar raid carried out on 30 November 2015 at the 680 Hotel.
The landlord of a property in in Lavington along Amboseli Drive reported suspicious activity to the Police after trying to know what kind of business the tenants were involved in.
Communications Authority officers and Police officers raided the site and uncovered an illegal facility that was terminating international calls using SIM Box devices. The officers recovered four (4) SIMBOX equipment with a combined capacity to hold 144 SIM cards that can simultaneously make calls. Also recovered, were a total of 5,827 SIM cards from the local mobile service providers. In particular, the officers found 3,017 SIM cards from Orange, 2,678 SIM cards from Airtel, 52 branded Yu SIM cards and 80 SIM cards from Safaricom. The police arrested one suspect for further questioning.
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