Man arrested for illegal telecom service in UAE

Man arrested in Sharjah for illegally offering international calls at local rates
The illegal device apprently allowed multiple mobile users to bypass regular international tariffs.
The illegal device apprently allowed multiple mobile users to bypass regular international tariffs.


Police in the UAE have a arrested a man who has supposedly defrauded telecoms operator Du of millions of dirhams worth of international calls.

The Pakistani was arrested in the emirate of Sharjah, Gulf News reports, and was found to have illegal telecommunications equipment for widespread bypassing of toll gateways.

The equipment, which was apparently banned in the UAE, had been installed in a house in Sharjah, and was being used to make international calls at local rates.

"Using such devices, the international calls were registered as local calls that caused telecommunication company du losses worth millions of dirhams," said an official at the Criminal and Investigation Department (CID) at Sharjah Police.

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