Inside the command centre. PHOTOS | COURTESY/DCIInside the command centre. PHOTOS | COURTESY/DCI
By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER

Detectives have arrested four people after smashing a ring that had set up an illegal communication centre where SIM swap fraud was carried out.

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti confirmed that his team had unearthed illegal mobile communications centre which had been set up by SIM swap fraudsters in Ruiru.

The four will be arraigned in court on Thursday.

SIM SWAP

The breakthrough follows complaints after members of the public lost money from their mobile phone accounts.

SIM SWAP

Officers found 30,000 SIM cards, 240 iPhones, 150 MI phones, 2 laptops, 2 and other electrical appliances. The gadgets were plugged into a system.

SIM SWAP

Sources said the DCI was working with the Communications Authority of Kenya to establish what some of the gadgets were.

SIM swap.