FBI App Leads to Mass Arrest of Underworld Criminals

After being absolutely obliterated as of late in the media, the FBI finally has some positive headlines.

The FBI recently developed an encrypted app as part of Operation Trojan Shield.

On Monday, the agency began to reveal the fruits of their labor, announcing the arrest of more than 250 individuals, drugs, millions in cash, and a massive cache of illegal weapons.

One for the Good Guys

With all the negative headlines the FBI has been generating lately, it was nice to see them get on the scoreboard in a big way to flip the narrative on the agency.

This arrest will do just that.

Operation Trojan Shield was a global operation with law enforcement in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

The development of the app started when Australian and American law enforcement brainstormed over a few beers, and ANOM was born.

Undercover agents had the app pre-installed on their phones and would hand them out to their targets and get them to recommend the app to other criminals in their network.

When these criminal networks thought they were securely planning their crimes, they were actually giving law enforcement every bit of information needed to take them all down.

Drug trafficker Hakan Ayik was among those that fell into the web.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Reece Kershaw stated, “I think given the threat that he faces, he’s best-off handing himself in to us as soon as he can (Ayik is currently believed to be in Turkey).

“What you’re seeing is that he was one of the coordinators of this particular device. So he’s essentially set up his own colleagues.

“And my view would be the sooner he hands himself in and to look after his family, he’s a wanted individual, the better for him and his family.”

The sting operation also took out an outlaw motorcycle gang that was “making $20 million net a month out of peddling drugs into this country.”

This is a HUGE win for all agencies involved but especially for the FBI, an agency that clearly needed a boost in the arm after an onslaught of negative headlines over the last half-dozen or so years.

Source: New York Post

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17 Responses

  1. It isn’t going to flip the narrative. It’s about time the FBI earned their paycheck. They have done nothing for years. The CIA is no better.

    1. The other countries involved probably did all the work and the FBI is taking credit for it. Par for them.

  2. The FBI should arrest all of the top management including Chris Wray for practicing unethical business practices and being part of the Swamp!

  3. They should now really do their jobs & arrest the entire swamp for sedition , subversion , treason , stolen election & election fraud , theft of trillions of taxpayer funds since 1988 , reparations for the obamacare scam against Americans , just to name a few of the blatantly obvious crimes !

    1. Absolutely, they need to put up all the truth and give the American people PROOF not just MOUTH action.

  4. Not Impressed at all, they are still a crooked organization as long as Wray is still there! Need to clean house and get NEW leadership with someone who is not reliant on ANY POLITICS!

  5. Now how about getting rid of the MS-13 gangs and the Mexican Cartel that is taking over America with their meth labs they are setting up in America!

  6. Oh? You mean this operation run by the Australians?
    The FBI is not mentioned in the Australian (ABC News) version of the story.

    The Australian fugitive who led his criminal friends into a police trap Police say Hakan Ayik is now a marked man after he inadvertently helped them distribute a messaging app that provided a window into international criminal activity.

  7. Guess this is what can happen when Police are Not De-Funded huh?

    The Australian fugitive who led his criminal friends into a police trap Police say Hakan Ayik is now a marked man after he inadvertently helped them distribute a messaging app that provided a window into international criminal activity.

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