Arrests made after reported R200 million MTN fraud

2011-09-22 07:10

Ten MTN staff members were arrested in Fairland, north-western Joburg, this morning for fraud involving an amount of R200 million, Metro police said.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the eight men and two women were arrested when they arrived for work at the sprawling MTN head office complex this morning. Metro officers were among the contingent of law enforcers who made the arrests.

Minaar said the arrests were made after police received a tip-off.

More than 560 simcards were recovered. The airtime values ranged between R1 000 and R5 000 per card, he said.

An MTN spokesperson said the company would respond later today.

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