Global Police Break International Crime Network

Global law enforcement agencies have busted an international crime network by monitoring encrypted phones used by criminals, officials announced Tuesday. The operation led to hundreds of arrests and drug and weapon seizures across 16 nations.

FBI’s encrypted communication platform facilitates massive international sting operation

An encrypted communications platform developed by the FBI facilitated a global sting operation that targeted criminality in 16 countries and resulted in over 800 arrests, the Washington Times reports. Led by the FBI, Operation Trojan involved the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the European Union police agency Europol and law enforcement agencies in delivering what police officials described as “an unprecedented blow” to criminal organizations.