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8 Jun 2021

More than 800 arrested worldwide after FBI secretly set-up encrypted app to catch criminals

Correspondent

Hundreds of people have been arrested around the world after an international police operation which managed to monitor an encrypted messaging platform used by criminal gangs.

In a joint sting, the FBI, Europol and Australian police gained access to the ANOM platform, where they discovered millions of messages exposing the work of crime syndicates, from murder plots to drug smuggling.