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Perlis police bust illegal prepaid sim card registration syndicate

BERNAMA – Police busted a fraud prepaid sim card registration syndicate with the arrest of seven people including three women on June 22.

Perlis Police Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Surina Saad said the individuals, aged between 19 and 35, were arrested in a raid in Taman Cahaya at 5.40pm.

“They 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 yesterday. The suspects had been remanded for three days from June 23.

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 MYR130,000.”