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News number: 9202245246

17:33 | 2013-05-28

Defence

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Police Disband Military Equipment Smuggling Network in Northeastern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A professional network which smuggled military tools and equipment was disbanded by the Iranian cyber police (FATA) in the Northeastern province of Khorassan Razavi, a provincial police commander announced on Tuesday.



Speaking to reporters in the holy city of Mashhad, Commander of Khorassan Razavi's Cyber Police Mohsen Erfani said his forces opened the case after they detected operations of the network in cyber space.

"This professional network started its operations several months ago and we could, finally, apprehend two main members of this ring and seize their military equipment after rigid efforts and pursuit of the case."

Erfani said 16 UHF and 37 VHF wireless radio devices as well as one metal locator and 200 thousand spare parts were among the military equipment seized from the network.

On January 23, 2011, Iran's Cyber Police (FATA) started its work to prevent espionage and sabotage activities through the internet.

The Cyber Police have been able to solve major cases since it was set up. The Cyber Police was able to prevent espionage and sabotage in Information Technology (IT) tools.