Video Duration 25 minutes 35 seconds
From: Inside Story

Can new tech help police stay ahead of organised crime?

Messaging app leads to hundreds of arrests in global sting operation.

For three years, many in the criminal underworld were unaware that detectives were monitoring their activities in real-time.

Police in 16 countries this week arrested 800 suspects in a global operation called Trojan Shield.

As the name suggests, it involved a bit of trickery.

Organised crime gangs thought they were messaging on an encrypted platform called ANOM. But the app was controlled by Australian police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.

What are the lessons and implications for law enforcement in the future? And will new tech be able to keep police a step ahead of criminals?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:

Glenn Carle – Former deputy national intelligence officer for transnational threats at the US National Intelligence Council

Michael Levi – Professor of criminology at Cardiff University

Arthur Rizer – Former US Department of Justice prosecutor


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