LAHORE - FIA Cyber Crime Circle Lahore on Wednesday seized two illegal gateway exchanges from different parts of the City involved in terminating International Voice Traffic and causing loss of Rs 60 million per year to the national exchequer for the last two years. Addressing a press conference, director FIA said raiding teams also recovered equipment include 159 SIMs of different mobile companies, 9 gateway exchanges, 2 main computer servers, one computer system, optic fiber cables, 3 media converters, 140 antennas, 3 UPS systems, 14 batteries, 2 Cisco routers and 168 V-phones, of worth about Rs 20 million. He said on the request of public at large, the purpose of this conference was to create awareness among the people about the fraud committed through SMS on mobile phones such as lottery fraud and prize winning messages. A lot of money has been extorted by the accused from the innocent people. He said that two raids were conducted against M/s Bukhari General Trading, Fatima Manzil, Beadon Road, Lahore and Sehgal General Trading, Opposite Packages Factory. Gate No 2, Walton Road, Lahore. These companies were using five internet connections of heavy bandwidth for illegal exchanges for illegal termination of international voice traffic bypassing legal gateway. Sajid Akram Chaudhry, deputy director Cyber Crime Circle FIA Punjab Lahore, after approval from Director FIA Punjab Lahore, Zafar Ahmad Qureshi, ordered for conducting raids to his two teams comprising of Babar Shehar Yar, assistant director, inspectors Ahmer Naeem Sandhu, Rai Nasrullah, ASI Muhammad Sohail Shahzad, head constable Tahir Mehmood, hardware engineer Muhammad Usman. The first raiding team of FIA along with the representative of PTA conducted the raid at M/s Bukhari General Trading, Beadon Road, where the fiber optic was re-routed through media converter leading to Fahad Arcade near Lahore High Court, at a distance of about two kilometres, from where a huge setup of illegal gateway exchange was recovered. The second party reached at Sehgal General Trading at Walton Road, where two media converters were used to re-route the fiber optic to 21-E, Walton Road at a distance of about five kilometres. An FIR had been registered. The accused involved have been identified and efforts are being made to arrest them, he said. Similarly, the public is deceived by unregistered travel agents and recruiting agents for employment in foreign countries. Such criminals are being dealt with iron hands by the FIA and recently 112 passports had been recovered by VIA Gujranwala during the campaign against such criminals. The public at large is requested to verify the license of such recruiting agents before making any commitment with them, he concluded.