According to the Australian police, a fugitive drug suspect, without his knowledge, was behind the ANOM network, which was recently rolled up and was supposed to be an encrypted phone. It involves Hakan Ayik, an Australian of Turkish descent, who is one of the Australians. The wanted.
The past few days are global Hundreds of suspects They were arrested after using a phone they thought was safe. These devices that can only send and receive messages are also read by police forces in some countries.
Undercover agents began selling these devices in the fall of 2018. According to the police, when a mobile phone fell into Ayik’s hands, the investigation made a breakthrough. Ayik then promoted the device in his criminal network, but did not know that he was using it to the police. help.
“He is one of the communicators and is actually trapping his colleagues,” said Australian Police Chief Kershaw. Ayik, who has been identified as a criminal influencer, is said to have also profited from the sale of these devices.
It’s a bit like Dwayne’The Rock’ Johnson touting the gym.
Another police chief said in an interview with an Australian newspaper that Ayik’s role should not be underestimated. “He is trusted and used this position to sell these equipment. It’s a bit like Dwayne’The Rock’ Johnson touted the gym.”
He said that the equipment Ayik said was good, which led to the success of the operation. “These devices are in use everywhere. It’s a bit like a family tree, you might be able to trace all the devices back to him.”
Australia intends to prosecute 42-year-old Ayik for large-scale drug smuggling, but he has successfully avoided the police for more than a decade. Kershaw: “If I were him, I would surrender. He might have to pay now.”
Australian media It was revealed that Ayik lived in Turkey last weekend, just before the news of the network crash. He is said to own a hotel in Istanbul and have two children with a Dutch woman.