25 held in RAK for making low-priced international calls

25 held in RAK for making low-priced international calls

25 held in RAK for making low-priced international calls By Sadiq A. Salam 29 May 2006 RAS AL KHAIMAH —

As many as 25 people, all Asians, were arrested by the local authorities yesterday on charges of being involved in an illegal low-priced international telephone call racket. They were caught while allowing some of their compatriots to make these international telephone calls at normal domestic call rates.

“They used to make illegal international calls by connecting a certain electronic device to the Internet line for a low fee charge of a dirham a minute, which is an illegal and punishable activity and causes great losses to the country's economy,” Colonel Abdullah Munachas, head of RAK Criminal Investigations Department (CID), said. Acting on tip-offs received by the department from the RAK Etisalat Office, the CID launched a large-scale investigation into the case and succeeded in identifying and subsequently arresting the perpetrators, Munachas added. Those arrested worked in different shops like grocery stores, private shops selling construction materials, fruits and vegetables stores, laundries and restaurants, besides car maintenance garages etc. The CID in a swift coordinated move raided all these premises simultaneously and made the arrests. The CID team also arrested some "clients" red-handed and seized PCs and other electronic devices used in the crime. The law-enforcement authorities have referred all those arrested to the General Prosecution Office for further investigation. Later, their cases will be referred to the judicial authorities.


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