Two arrested after police raid Kingsbury house in Sky box fraud probe

Officers seized more than 70 suspected illegaly chipped satellite receivers

Two people have been arrested and bailed after police seized suspected illegally chipped Sky boxes during a house raid in Kingsbury.

Officers teamed up with Sky’s fraud investigation team to storm the property in Queensbury Road where they discovered more than 70 digital satellite receivers’ boxes and �35,000 in cash.

They also seized several laptops and mobile phones which well be sent for forensic testing.

The two people quizzed by the police will return to a police station next month.

A chipped Sky box allows viewers to watch all channels without paying the required subscription fee.

Mike Barley, BSkyB’s director of security, said: “Sky’s dedicated Investigation team works to identify individuals and organisations that are suspected of selling unlawful equipment that enable others to illegally view Sky’s television content.

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“This should act as a serious warning to others to steer clear of this type of crime.”

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