Chinese man caught on B'desh border smuggled 1,300 Indian SIM cards to his country: BSF
A Chinese national apprehended while trying to cross the India-Bangladesh border illegally has told the investigators that he and his associates have smuggled as many as 1,300 Indian SIM cards into their country by hiding them in undergarments, the BSF said on Friday.
He was nabbed by a BSF patrol party from the Malda district of the state on Thursday.
''Junwe, through his associates, used to hide the SIMs in undergarments and send these to China,'' the Kolkata-headquartered south Bengal frontier of the BSF said in a statement.
These SIM cards, it alleged, were used to hack accounts and carry out financial frauds.
''Their (Junwe and his associates) purpose was to cheat people using SIMs and to get their money. His apprehension is a big achievement for the BSF,'' the force said.
Junwe has told security officials that he was using the India-Bangladesh border to enter the country as he failed to get an Indian visa after his business partner Sun Jiang was arrested by the Lucknow Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in a case of fraud recently.
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The BSF claimed that a large amount of ''suspicious'' electronic devices were recovered from Junwe.
He also said he visited India in the past in connection with e-commerce business.
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