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EncroChat Bust Leads to 6,558 Criminals’ Arrests and €900 Million Seizure

June 27, 2023

Europol on Tuesday announced that the takedown of EncroChat in July 2020 led to 6,558 arrests worldwide and the seizure of €900 million in illicit criminal proceeds.

The law enforcement agency said that a subsequent joint investigation initiated by French and Dutch authorities intercepted and analyzed over 115 million conversations that took place over the encrypted messaging platform between no less than 60,000 users.

Now almost three years later, the information obtained from digital correspondence has resulted in –

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