A resident of Chelyabinsk region ordered in the online store Aliexpress GSM wireless microphones, which can be used as a device for wiretapping. As a result, he was put on trial under the article for “trafficking of special technical means intended for secret information”.
According to investigators, 28-year-old resident of the city of Satka in July 2016 ordered the GSM radio microphone intended for receiving acoustic information. In the small body of the product is the SIM card by calling the number from a regular phone, the user can hear everything that happens in the vicinity of the device.
The free movement of such technical means on the territory of Russia in the absence of a license issued by the Federal security service of the Russian Federation, is prohibited.
The device cost about 900 rubles. The parcel from China had come through a month, but it seized at customs.
The man partially admitted his guilt and explained that the device was going to use as an additional alarm in the car, but he claimed that he was not aware of the purpose and technical capabilities of this device.
The court found that given the specific nature of work in security company the defendant had and could find out the specifics of the purchase of special hardware.
“At sentencing, the court considered that the defendant has a permanent place of work, positively characterized and for the first time brought to criminal responsibility. The court found the man guilty, he was sentenced to a fine in the amount of 15 000 rubles. GSM-a wireless microphone, after the court’s verdict has entered into force, will be destroyed,” — said the press service of the Prosecutor of the Chelyabinsk area.