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Snatched phones supplied to Asian countries?

New Delhi: A stolen phone from New Delhi area might be used in other Asian countries as the district police has now been investigating the new phenomenon of illegal supplying of such phones by the organised sydicates.
Police sources claimed that they have found that the kingpin of such gangs recruited unemployed people for criminal activities.
Highly placed police sources told Millennium Post that the accused involved in the gang have been involved in snatching of phones in bulk and were smuggling these phone through illegal routes to other Asian countries.
From an I-Phone to an android every type of cell phone were bieng targeted by the accused and after making a stock they were being smuggled to neighbouring countries.
"We have found that if the stock of mobile phones cost Rs 14 lakh, the accused sell them at Rs 4-5 lakh to a middle man who reportedly engaged in carrying the illegate trade to their clients on higher price," claimed the police source.
According to the source, the distinct modus operading of such groups was unearthed when a snatcher was arrested a few months ago from Mandir Marg and during a thorough interrogation, it came to notice that the accused had snatched a phone from the city and he was supposed to deliver further to another person from central Delhi area who had to take the same to a neighbouring country.
"We have been investigating all the aspectss in this case," said a senior police official.
He further added that the snatched consignment of phones were mostly sent to Bangladesh and Nepal.
Police sources claimed that due to porous border, it became easier for criminals to supply phones.
According to police data in the year 2017, around 125 cases of snatching has been reported in New Delhi district in which 24 cases have been worked out.
Before supplying the phones to other countries, police found that the snatchers sometime sent the phone without making a change in the mobile parts or in many cases IMEI number is been changed which proved tough for the enforcement agency to trace.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Braja Kishore Singh stated that to curb the menace of snatching they have made special patrolling teams and special police pickets been deployed at the bordering areas of New Delhi.
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