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UK News Man charged with drugs and firearms offences after Encrochat bust

03:25  04 july  2020
03:25  04 july  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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a group of items on a tabletop: The National Crime Agency released images of drugs it said it seized in the Europe-wide operation © Other The National Crime Agency released images of drugs it said it seized in the Europe-wide operation

Alsi Vata, of Deptford, southeast London, has been charged with conspiracy to transfer prohibited weapons and ammunition, as well as conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

He is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 17 July.

Vata was detained by NCA and Metropolitan Police officers on Thursday as part of an operation which saw more than 800 suspects arrested across Europe - including 132 by the Met - after messages on encrypted phone system Encrochat were intercepted and decoded.

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The system, which was hosted in France, was taken down during the police operation.

Users paid £1,600 a month for a bespoke Encrochat handset which offers a highly encrypted communication platform.

The NCA says there were 60,000 users around the world and 10,000 in the UK, all of them suspected criminals.


Video: A handgun, bullets and silencer are displayed after a criminal network bust by Metropolitan Police in a joint operation with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and European partners in London, Britain, in this undated image released July 2, 2020. The NCA and European partners shared data from the encrypted communication system EncroChat with the Met Police, which led them to make over 170 arrests and seize 13.4 million pounds in cash. (France 24)

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