37 foreigners held in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 23: As many as 39 people, including five from Chinese mainland and 32 from Taiwan, were arrested here Sunday night for operating illegal Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), also known as call bypass.

According to Bangladesh’s anti-crime elite force, acting on tip-off, the security personnel recovered VoIP instruments worth about 10 million taka(about $130,000) from the possession of the arrestees who rented a six-storey building, Xinhua reported.

“RAB personnel raided the building and arrested two Bangladeshis, five Chinese citizens and 32 Taiwanese men from capital Dhaka’s Uttara area Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. (local time) ,” said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) spokesperson A.T.M Habibur Rahman.

He said the arrestees, engaged in illegal VoIP operation for over one-and-a-half-year, would be handed over to the police.

IANS