BELGIAN: About 27.64 tons of cocaine seized by the police after gaining access to encrypted message at Belgian


About 27.64 tons of cocaine was seized by the police at the Port of Antwerp along with the record of shipment of about 11 tons from April 2-3 , according to the Belgian federal police on Monday.

Police specialists gained access to encrypted messages from an encrypted messaging service called Sky ECC, which revealed detailed information about cocaine shipments, said the statement.

“During a judicial investigation into a potential service criminal organization suspected of knowingly providing encrypted telephones to the criminal environment, police specialists managed to track the encrypted messages from Sky ECC,” reads the statement.

In July, the NCA said it had made 746 arrests, and seized £54 million ($68 million) in cash, 77 firearms and more than two tons of drugs during Operation Venetic, the biggest-ever operation of its kind in the UK.