Kozhikode: Central Intelligence Agency (IB) raids at various places in Kozhikode in the wake of gold smuggling and similar incidents. A parallel telephone exchange was found in a building near Chintavalappu Road. The IB conducted inspections at seven places in the district.
Police arrested Jurais, a native of Shadra Mandir, in connection with the incident. He is being questioned in detail. The telephone exchange was operating in a rented building. The unique feature is that such phone systems running on Chinese technology cannot be tracked.
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Earlier, the Kochi Kakkanad and Parallel Telephone Exchange police had arrested two persons, including a Malayalee, for conducting an illegal parallel telephone exchange in Bangalore last month.
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Meanwhile, police suspect that it may be linked to the Karipur gold smuggling. Police believe that the gold smuggling was controlled by calls made through the exchange.