FBI, AFP Sting – Over 200 Criminals Arrested on 'ANOM'

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The FBI and Australian Federal Police (AFP) used an encrypted messaging app called "ANOM," garnering over 200 arrested criminals on their biggest sting yet.
For over three years, the FBI and AFP carefully strategized a power move to arrest over 200 criminals. They developed an encrypted messaging platform called "ANOM" that does not require users to have inserted sim cards to send messages to anyone.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that a vast international crime sting operation in partnership with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and thousands of Australian police officers have been in the works for three years, and it has been a success.

The sting operation, called "Operation Ironside," was able to trick hundreds of underworld figures into communicating with each other using "ANOM," an encrypted messaging system developed solely for the sting itself.

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On Monday, June 7, 2021, law enforcement agencies from Europe, Australia, and the U.S. organized in-house searches and arrested hundreds of criminal suspects. The crimes range from Australian biker gangs, drug cartels found in South America and Asia, weapons and human traffickers in Europe, and numerous murder cases from various…
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