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800 were arrested in a global sting operation. They were using an FBI-built app.

In The News, 8 June 2021
The scale of the cooperation between so many different countries made this operation notable, according to Keith Ditcham, a senior research fellow in organized crime and policing at the London-based RUSI think tank. "I wouldn’t say it’s unheard of, but its rare," he said. "Being able to mount an operation where all those differences and nuances in legislation and regarding intelligence collection, that requires a sizable amount of coordination and requires a lot of effort by the authorities to make sure the information is not leaked out."

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Keith Ditcham
Senior Research Fellow

Keith Ditcham is Senior Research Fellow in RUSI's Organised Crime and Policing Research Group, bringing over 19 years’ experience and... read more