Operation Trojan Shield: How one Australian and a messaging app led to huge global crime sting 1623401922-20210609001548326199-original


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Commander Xenia Cotter, from the Australian Federal Police, walks past an Operation Trojan shield logo during a news conference, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in San Diego. The global sting operation involved an encrypted communications platform developed by the FBI and sparked a series of raids and arrests around the world in which more than 800 suspects were arrested and more than 32 tons of drugs — cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines and methamphetamines were seized.