ANOM: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting

ANOM: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting

Newsdesk |
June 8, 2021

Law enforcement agencies say they've arrested hundreds of criminals across the world in a three-year operation using an FBI-designed app.

New Delhi, 8 June 2021

As per news report of BBC, since 2018, Australia, New Zealand and the FBI have used an encrypted app, ANOM, to keep track of organised crime. It has led to drug trade arrests in 18 countries across Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Australia's prime minister called the sting a "watershed" operation that had hit criminal gangs globally. "[It] has struck a heavy blow against organised crime - not just in this country, but one that will echo around organised crime around the world," he said in a televised press conference on Tuesday. Australian and New Zealand police were among the first to reveal the sting on Tuesday.



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