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Detectives arrest 5 suspected fraudsters with over 40,000 SIM cards

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH OCT 2019-Detectives from the  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on MOnday night  busted a gang of five, believed to be engaging in fraudulent activities which include SIM card scamming to swindle millions of shillings from unsuspecting members of the public.

The five were arrested at an apartment in Juja town, during an intelligence-led operation conducted by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

“The suspects are in custody,” the DCI said Tuesday in a statement posted on Twitter.

Related incidents  which were rampant Last year led to loss of  millions of shillings  by leading telecommunications companies in the country  to fraudsters a move that   necessitated Safaricom to  launch  an anti-fraud intelligence solution meant to alert financial sector players on suspicious mobile banking transactions.


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