Three suspects including a Chinese national have been arrested after STF personnel raided a house at Eththukala in Negombo and discovered various telecommunication equipment including 17,400 SIM cards, over 400 iPhones and 60 internet routers.
Two local people and a Chinese National staying without a valid visa were arrested by the forces. Mean while Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and officials from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) along with Sri Lanka Telecom have been called to the location for further investigations.
As per Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara, the raid was carried out at Etthukala, Negombo based on information received by the Police Special Task Force (STF) that several suspicious individuals were engaged in illegal activities.
The Sri Lanka STF personnel had discovered 402 mobiles phones (which were all connected to the internet), 17,400 phone SIM cards belonging to various service providers, 60 routers and other telecommunication equipment.
It has also been uncovered that the suspects had engaged in a telecommunication racket, especially when obtaining IDD calls, using these equipment and maintained the operations without a license.
As per the Police Department's announcement nearly 24 million mobile phones are in use in Sri Lanka.
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