It has been discovered that iPhones, like other mobile phones, are being resold after being reset in Pakistan. Several such iPhones have been discovered on persons traveling from Dubai to Pakistan.
The South zone police, according to Irfan Baloch, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South, cross-checked the IMEI numbers of 10,237 distinct mobile phones found or reported stolen in Karachi between November 2022 and July 2023.
The IMEI numbers of 1,230 South district cases resulted in 423 recovered mobile phones, while the IMEI numbers of 1,978 City district cases resulted in 345 recovered and 989 traced mobile phones.
According to the DIG, at least 22 mobile phones were smuggled into Afghanistan from Balochistan, where they were sold in local markets before being intercepted. When the phones landed in Quetta, they were equipped with Pakistani mobile SIM cards, allowing them to be identified.
DIG South Baloch also said that his team discovered several stolen iPhones from Karachi that had been reset and subjected to complicated methods to circumvent iCloud passcodes before being sold on the Dubai market.
DIG South Baloch also revealed that his team discovered several stolen iPhones in Karachi that had been reset and subjected to complicated procedures in order to circumvent iCloud passcodes before being sold on the market in Dubai.
He went on to say that the confiscated iPhones were originally purchased from local businesses in Dubai before being brought to Pakistan.