Expensive watches, jewelry, cocaine and money were transported by the largest and most dangerous criminal networks in the Uk in purpose built locked boxes that were hidden in the anonymous craftsman cars.
It informs the Metropolitan Police now, after the mafia-like organization has been uncovered during 'Operation Venetic', because managed the police in France and Britain to break the organization's encrypted communications on the Encro Chat.
Encro, which consists of the secret servers, special mobile phones and software, were considered unbreakable.
But the French police broke into the system for a couple of years ago, and managed to intercept the network of organised criminals.
746 arrested in the united kingdom and weapons, drugs, values and 13 million pounds in cash, approximately 107 million kroner., is seized. Furthermore, Europol, there is still hundreds of investigations going on around the Europe.
Alone in the Netherlands is 60 arrested, over 10 tons of cocaine, 12 tons of cannabis and 1500 kilos of methamphetamine seized.
In London, police found, among other things, three vans, which were equipped with advanced boxes for the transport of drugs and the organization's values.
One of the boxes was built into the bottom of a van and it was opened via remote control. Two other boxes were masked as portable generators, that stood between the tool and building materials.
in Order to be able to be opened should the boxes only have power from a generator and then have a special key used to activate a hydraulic lock.
- These people believe that their wealth is untouchable, and the only motivation for people involved in organised crime is money. Therefore, we are looking as part of the investigation carefully at their finances and use all possible resources and laws to take the profits from them, and bring them to justice, says vicekriminalinspektør Graham McNulty, Metropolitan Police in a press release.
A hidden compartment in the bottom of a car is opened with a hydraulic lock. Politifoto
another of the hidden boxes were disguised as an electrical generator. Politifoto
Money, weapons and drugs were seized during the operation. The top left one of the encrypted phones, as the criminals used. Politifoto