Quasi 28 tonnellate di cocaina sequestrate dopo che la polizia ha avuto accesso alla rete crittografata

La polizia belga afferma di aver quasi sequestrato 28 tons of cocaina with a street value of 1.4 miliardi di euro ($ 1.65 miliardi) after gaining access to an encrypted phone network used by criminals.

In the six weeks since February 20, police seized 27.64 tons of cocaine at the port of Antwerp, including a record shipment of almost 11 tons overnight from 2-3 aprile, said Belgian Federal Police in a statement Monday.
Police specialists gained access to encrypted messages from an encrypted messaging service called Sky ECC, which revealed detailed information about cocaine shipments, ha detto la dichiarazione.
    During a judicial investigation into a potential service criminal organization suspected of knowingly providing encrypted telephones to the criminal environment, police specialists managed to crack the encrypted messages from Sky ECC,” legge la dichiarazione.
      This data provides elements in current files, but also opened up new criminal offenses. The international smuggling of cocaine batches plays a prominent role in intercepted reports.
        The cocaine seized so far has a street value of 1.4 miliardi di euro ($  1.65 miliardi), ha detto la polizia.

        Police said investigations continue.
        This is not the first time that law enforcement agencies have infiltrated an encrypted platform used by criminals.
          L'anno scorso, agencies in France and the Netherlands infiltrated a platform called EncroChat and shared the data via Europol, allowing police to monitor the private communicationsincluding photos and millions of messagesof criminals.
          EncroChat, which offered a secure mobile phone instant messaging service, era un “criminal marketplaceused by 60,000 people worldwide for coordinating the distribution of illicit goods, money laundering and plotting to kill rivals, according to the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
          Nel mese di luglio, the NCA said it had made 746 arresti, and seized £54 million ($ 68 milioni) in contanti, 77 firearms and more than two tons of drugs during Operation Venetic, the biggest-ever operation of its kind in the UK.
          Police in the Netherlands said they had made 60 arrests during their investigation, codenamedLemont,” and had seized 25 tons of drugs, 20 milioni di euro ($ 23 milioni), dozens of automatic weapons, 25 cars and expensive watches.
            In a joint news conference with European law enforcement agencies at the time, Dutch police said 19 synthetic drugs labs had been dismantled.
            EncroChat handsets cost around £1,500 ($ 1,870) for a six-month contract and came with pre-loaded apps for instant messaging, the ability to make calls and a kill code so they could be remotely wiped.

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