Perú - MTC closed 15 pirate radio stations

Area: General News | 07/06/2017 |


Lima, Jul. 5. The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) closed 15 radio stations that operated illegally in the districts of Carabayllo, Comas, El Agustino and Santa Anita, after a series of operations carried out in June.

Through the General Direction of Control and Supervision of Communications (DGCSC), the MTC informed that during these operations 45 equipment that operated in the closed radio stations were also seized.

The MTC stated that thanks to the new technologies purchased by the DGCSC, the ability to locate and identify precisely where the transmission equipment and studios from which the illegal radios operate has been improved.

He said, for example, that these improvements have allowed to carry out interventions in the districts of Carabayllo and Comas simultaneously.

It should be noted that operating an illegal radio station constitutes the criminal offense of aggravated theft of the radioelectric spectrum, which is punishable by up to 8 years of imprisonment, as well as fines of up to 50 ITUs (S /. 202,500)

Likewise, those who facilitate illegal use and advertise in these informal stations will also be subject to money penalties between 10 and 30 ITUs, according to current regulations.

Thus, the MTC continues the frontal fight against radio piracy intensifying actions to stop this activity that uses unauthorized radio frequencies, evades paying taxes and violates copyright.

Source: Andina

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