The Belgian police said they seized nearly 28 tons of cocaine, worth 1.4 billion euros, after entering the encrypted network used by criminals.
In late February, March and early April, the police seized 27.64 tons of cocaine in the port of Antwerp, including a record-breaking shipment of nearly 11 tons of cocaine at night from April 2 to 3.
Specialized police officers obtained information about cocaine shipments through the Sky ECC encrypted messaging service. CNN.
The statement said: “During a court investigation of a potential criminal organization suspected of deliberately providing encrypted phones to the criminal environment, police experts were able to crack encrypted messages from Sky ECC.”
Last year, French and Dutch agencies infiltrated the EncroChat platform and shared data through Europol, allowing the police to monitor criminals’ private communications.
According to the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK, EncroChat, which provides a secure mobile messaging service, is a “criminal market” and 60,000 people around the world use it to coordinate the distribution of illegal items, money laundering and murder plans.