The “most sophisticated operation in the world” – Presenting the results of the “most sophisticated operation in the world”, organized and carried out over three years, the Australian police and the FBI have specified that they have used the An0m app to track criminal organizations. In Australia alone, over 200 people were arrested in what the prime minister called a “watershed” operation against organized crime around the world.
Arrests in 18 countries – The arrests were carried out in 18 countries spread across Oceania, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. During the investigation, 3,366 kilograms of drugs and $ 35.8 million in cash were seized. Australian police said they also confiscated 72 firearms and 1,650 electronic devices.
The Criminal App – The An0m application is one of the messaging services used by organized crime gangs. Once they gained access to the platform, the agents were able to read millions of messages in “real time” about murder plans, drug import programs, and more. “Those arrested were only talking about drugs, violence, assaults, innocent people to kill,” said Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw.