Cops could find many alleged drug peddlers using the app for illicit transactions and drug peddling.
Using Anom, “Ironman”, a drug peddler texted “Real G” on how they could get volumes of cocaine into Hong Kong, where they had no one in customs to shepherd it through.
“Real G” sent “Ironman” a photograph of drug packages which were allegedly layered in between bananas in a shipping crate.
More than 27 million such messages were scooped up and decrypted, exposing global criminal networks.
The US Justice Department said that ‘Operation Trojan’ led to 800 arrests of worldwide criminals.
Police officials on three continents seized as many as 38 tons of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and precursor chemicals, 250 firearms, and currencies worth $48 million in the operation.
At least 50 clandestine drug labs were shut down and more than 100 potential murders disrupted.
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