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2 Jul 2020

Hundreds arrested as police crack phone messaging service used by organised criminals

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

“We have been able to hit the most senior levels of organised crime where it hurts most  – getting people arrested, seizing their cash, stopping their distribution networks in a way that I have literally never seen before.”

The UK’s most senior police officer Dame Cressida Dick was hailing a major success today – after a European investigation team cracked the encryption of a mobile phone messaging service used by tens of thousands of organised criminals.