Operation Venetic: Police bust crime chat network in UK's biggest ever law enforcement operation

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Arrests were also made in other European countries, including France and the Netherlands

The National Crime Agency (NCA) and police has carried out its biggest ever operation by infiltrating an encrypted phone network that was being used by hundreds of firearm traffickers and drug deal...

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