MANILA, Philippines — A man has been arrested for selling SIM cards of verified GCash accounts, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said in a statement issued on Saturday.

The suspect, identified as Mark Antang, was arrested on Wednesday in Caloocan City in a joint entrapment operation by the Philippine National Police and National Bureau of Investigation.

“Antang was caught red-handed selling Globe and TM SIM cards with verified GCash accounts,” the NTC said.

Antang faces charges of violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

“The arrest of Antang is a welcome development in the government’s drive against the proliferation of text scams and cybercrime in the country,” NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said. “With systems now in place and the solid cooperation among various government agencies and telcos in fighting text scams and cybercrime, law enforcement efforts should now lead to more arrests.”