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An0m: FBI-designed app busts global network of organised crime and thwarts murder plots

Telegraph, 08 Jun 2021
Australian police have released footage of arrests and weapons seizures as part of a global crime bust operation that led to the arrest of hundreds of suspected organised crime figures in 18 countries.

'Operation Ironside' by Australian police and the FBI ensnared suspects worldwide involved in the global narcotics trade, officials said.

Australia said it had arrested 224 people, including members of outlawed motorcycle gangs, while New Zealand said it had detained 35 people.

The operation, which was conceived by Australian police and the FBI in 2018, saw officials in the United States take control of the An0m messaging app, which is popular with organised crime networks.

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