A global sting operation led by the FBI took down organized crime by using an encrypted communications platform. This ignited raids and arrests all around the world, delivering “an unprecedented blow” to crime gangs.
Operation Trojan Shield involved 16 nations had more than 800 suspects arrested and also seized 32 tons of drugs including cocaine, cannabis and methamphetamines. Police confiscated 250 firearms, 55 luxury cars and $48 million and cryptocurrencies.
Australian Federal Police Commander Jennifer Hearst called the operation “a watershed moment in global law enforcement history.”