Jammers to be installed in Maafushi Prison

Maafushi Jail | Photo: Voice

Maafushi, Maldives – Maldives Police Service has revealed that call jammers will be installed at Maafushi Prison to curb scam calls currently on the rise in the country.

Speaking on the matter during the ‘Raajje Miadhu’ programme by PSM, Head of Financial Crimes Unit, Inspector of Police Yoosuf Looth said that most of the numbers used to make scam calls are often not registered on anyone, and that most of the time such numbers are ones previously used by expatriates who have left the country a long time ago.

Looth explained that due to this, it becomes increasingly difficult to locate such callers.

However, he added that Police is taking the initiative to discuss the installation of call jammers at Maafushi prison, at a policy level.

“Even though the cell location shows Maafushi Prison as the location, the area is an important tourist location. Is the solution to install jammers to ensure calls are not being made from the place? This is being discussed at a policy level right now and Police is taking the initiative to resolve the issue,” Looth said.

Scam and fraudulent transactions in Maldives is currently on the rise, with many complaining of large sums of money disappearing from their accounts.