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Technology Operation FaceBOOKED: Chicago Police infiltrated secret groups selling drugs and guns online

23:06  03 december  2019
23:06  03 december  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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on Thursday, Police in Chicago said they have arrested 50 people suspected of using “ secret groups ” on Facebook to deal in guns and drugs . They also said they have teamed up with the social media network to crack down on criminal trafficking online . Announcing the arrests at a news conference

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Chicago Police said Tuesday that 53 people are in custody as part of "Operation FaceBOOKED," a two-year operation to infiltrate secret groups selling drugs and guns on Facebook.

a group of people sitting in front of a window: Chicago Police displayed some of the weapons recovered in what they called © WLS Chicago Police displayed some of the weapons recovered in what they called "Operation FaceBOOKED."

Interim superintendent Charlie Beck announced the mass arrests at a news conference Tuesday and took aim at Facebook's privacy policies, which he said facilitated the practice.

"Today's announcement will help educate everyone on how some of these dangerous weapons are being sold, and how social media conglomerates like Facebook are encouraging this type of illegal activity by turning a blind eye in the name of member privacy," he said.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, at a news conference to announce the arrests, criticized Facebook for not helping police . (Reuters) - Chicago Police arrested 50 people for using " secret groups " on Facebook to sell guns and drugs , the police said on Thursday, and they

Chicago police arrested dozens of people accused of using social media to sell drugs and guns .

The investigation began in December 2017 when an informant told police drugs and weapons were regularly sold on these private groups on Facebook, according to First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio. The private groups are unsearchable, effectively making them invisible to anyone not invited in, he explained.

"Facebook claims to monitor these groups but CPD detectives have labeled these private hidden sites as a version of the dark web that is more accessible to everyday users," Riccio said.

Sixty-five people were targeted and identified in the operation, and of those, 53 are in custody and two have active arrest warrants as a result of the investigation. Police recovered seven weapons -- four handguns, two shotguns and a high-powered rifle -- totaling about $4,100 and 23 types of narcotics totaling about $105,000, Riccio said.

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Department carried out several raids overnight after infiltrating a Facebook group where guns and drug were being sold . Undercover officers were able to pose as drug and gun purchasers, and over the course of the investigation got 18 illegal guns off the street.

CPD arrested 50 people, including a CPS teacher, and have warrants for another 18 after infiltrating secret Facebook groups selling illegal drugs and guns , police said.

Facebook says on its site that the sale or trade of firearms between individuals is not allowed.

"Illicit drug and firearms sales have no place on our platform. We remove content and accounts that violate our policy and catch over 97% of drug sale content and over 93% of the firearms sales content we remove before it is reported to us," said Sarah Pollack, a Facebook spokeswoman.

"We've had productive conversations with Mayor (Lori) Lightfoot's office about promoting public safety in Chicago and look forward to continuing them. We remain ready to quickly respond to valid legal process from the Chicago Police Department in order to prosecute those who break the law and refer any matters involving credible threats to prevent harm."

One of the men arrested Monday was arrested in 2017 in a previous Chicago Police investigation of Facebook, Riccio said.

He said Facebook has agreed to shut down the groups but refuses to block the individual members.

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Announcing the arrests at a news conference, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson initially criticized Facebook as being unhelpful during a 10-month investigation by his department. Police did not detail charges facing the 50 men and women arrested through Thursday, but said there were "dozens and.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police said Facebook needs to do more to prevent people from using the site to sell illegal guns and drugs , after a 10-month The department’s narcotics unit launched a covert operation to infiltrate several secret Facebook groups that operated as virtual black markets.

"Facebook often cites privacy concerns when they're confronted with the facts of our investigation," he said. "The truth is, Facebook is harboring criminals. These criminals know how to use the privacy Facebook affords them, and they profit from the sale of drugs and dangerous guns."

In addition, Chicago Police slammed the social media giant for banning undercover police profiles with false information. Under its authenticity policy, Facebook says fake accounts are not allowed.

"I think that Facebook needs to recognize that all of us have an obligation to keep each other safe," Beck, the interim superintendent, said. "Another person's rights have to stop when the safety of another individual comes in jeopardy, and that's what laws are all about."

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