Gambia detains 2 Britons over fraud
15 November 2013, 13:13
Banjul - Gambian authorities have arrested two British
nationals of Somali origin over allegations of their involvement in a huge
communication fraud in the country, intelligence sources said on Thursday.
Abdourazak Hazi and Faizal Ahmed Jama were arrested by
intelligence officers on Tuesday for the alleged fraud perpetrated on the
They were apparently able to send vast amounts of
information, via the internet and phone calls, for several weeks but avoid any
charges, which were instead picked up by the state.
A state security agent said on television that there had
been devastating consequences on the network because of their actions.
He said the activities of the suspects are believed to cause
massive losses to the national telecommunications operator, though he did not
give any specific amount.
"Operatives found two illegal sim card boxes installed,
connected and operational at the residence of the suspects who came to The
Gambia a few weeks ago," the security agent who was not identified told
A third party, also a British national of Somali origin, is