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PTA, FIA confiscate two illegal gateway exchanges, nab two culprits

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) confiscated two illegal gateway exchanges in Jehlum and Lalamusa and apprehended two people on Thursday.

In the first raid at a house in Jhelum, an illegal VOIP exchange consisting of 10 gateways having capacity of 16 ports each was confiscated. Two persons running the setup were apprehended during this raid.

During initial interrogation it was revealed that the accused have another exchange operational at some village near Lalamusa.

During the second successful raid at Lalamusa, three gateways of 16 ports each were confiscated. The presence of numerous SIMs in sack at the first location indicates that the system has been running since long.