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Over 50,000 illegal SIM cards seized in Chittagong

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 22:39 IST

Dhaka (Bangladesh), July 24 (ANI): The police in Bangladesh's Chittagong city have arrested seven people and seized over 50,000 illegal SIM cards from them.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police raided Riazuddin Bazar area of Chittagong and recovered over 50,000 illegal SIM cards from six shops of the market, reported the Daily Star.

They were reportedly selling these SIM cards belonging to different telecom operators to people under different names.

Selling of SIM cards in the open market without proper authentication of buyers poses a serious security threat as these can be used by anti-social elements for illegal purposes. (ANI)