14 million mobile devices stolen in Andean countries

Friday 14 March 2014 | 22:50 CET | News
The number of mobile phones reported as stolen in the four Andean Community countries (Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia) has reached 14 million, according to the head of Ecuador's telecommunications sector regulator Supertel, reports El Comercio. Of those, 4 million were stolen in Ecuador and the remaining 10 million in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. Following the discovery of 24,000 active phones that were reported stolen in Colombia, Ecuador's National Customs Service (Senae) ordered a ban on mobile phones that enter by land, seizing devices worth USD 2.5 million last year.

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