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Intl cell phones snatching & smuggling gang busted, 17 held

Hyderabad, April 26 (Ali Abbas PMI): Sleuths of Commissioner’s Task Force, South Zone Team, Hyderabad along with Bandlaguda Police have busted an International Smart Phones Smuggling & Snatching Gang and apprehended 17 accused, including five Sudanese Nationals. The sleuths seized a total property worth Rs 1.75 crore (703) Smart Phones one Bajaj Pulser Motor Cycle N.S.200.

        Police said in recent days, Hyderabad city has seen a rising spate of mobile phone snatchings and theft across the city Commissionerate jurisdiction. To curb this increasing menace and to understand the pattern of these offences, a thorough investigation was undertaken by Hyderabad city police. Pursuant to this, it was discovered that a major criminal network has been operating in the city involving cell phone snatchers, host of receivers of these stolen goods and also traders (both national and international), who are in the business of unlawful transport of these cell phones out of the country to sell them for illegal profits.

Several stolen cell phones are also being dismantled in niche markets and the resultant components such as mobile screen, camera, speaker are subsequently being used as replacement parts for existing damaged mobiles received from customers at a fraction of price in comparison to original company rates, said K. Sreenivasa Reddy, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City. (PMI)

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