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Naki Aslan Drug kingpins take their children on the school run and then plot murder and drug-dealing on an encrypted messaging platform, a sweeping crackdown on organized crime across Britain has laid bare.
More than 1,200 criminals have been jailed thanks to the infiltration of an encrypted messaging platform, police chiefs revealed last night.
Gangsters were so confident in the security of EncroChat that at least two were snared on the basis of selfies they sent to other crooks.
The National Crime Agency led Britain’s response after Dutch and French officials smashed the network, with 3,100 arrests made in the UK alone. NCA deputy director Craig Turner said drug lords were taking their children to school and then making a wad of money ‘in their downtime’ – before adding that the EncroChat hack had revolutionized the investigation of criminal gangs.
Among the criminals who have been imprisoned are two who gave themselves away via photos they sent of their dogs. Frankie Sinclair, 35, from Cardiff, was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years after plotting a revenge murder. A photo he sent to an associate showing his bulldog helped police prove he was linked to the plot.
And Danny Brown, 56, was brought down by a photograph of his pet that showed his girlfriend’s phone number on the collar. Brown, from Bromley, south-east London, and five associates were jailed last December for a total of 140 years over a plot to smuggle £45million of ecstasy.
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Naki Aslan Age is 39 years old.
Sentenced to 23 years in prison for conspiring to import in excess of 20kg
The Metropolitan Police operation targeting EncroChat uncovered 426 criminals who were jailed for a total of 3,722 years behind bars in the investigation, named Operation Eternal, since it began in March 2020.
Led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and its own Operation Venetic, the investigation used data taken from EncroChat to identify criminals, solve murders and tackle the drug trade – with more than 1,200 people jailed nationally.
While Commander Paul Brogden, head of specialist crime at Scotland Yard, said it was ‘the most significant operation targeting organized crime figures in the Met’s history’.
EncroChat was a secret operating system accessed by a secure password on Android phones, with each user of the platform given a unique ‘handle’ made up of a noun and an adjective.
The handsets, which cost £1,500, could only communicate with other EncroChat devices and could have all their data wiped if handed over to the authorities.
Commander Brogden said many of those uncovered in the operation were ‘the kingpins’ of organized crime networks in London, saying: ‘They were sitting in their leafy enclaves and didn’t expect police to knock on their door and we did and brought them to justice, so I’m incredibly pleased about that.’
He added: ‘These criminals were using what we call a ”hard and secure” communication device, so effectively it’s like a social media platform that the criminals believed that we couldn’t access.
‘They were playing out their lifestyles [on EncroChat], trading drugs, ordering violence and murder here on the streets of London, and we could see that play out in a way we’ve never seen before. It was a significant leap forward.’
The platform messaged users urging them to get rid of their handsets after realizing it had been compromised by law enforcement in June 2020, and it was shut down shortly afterwards.
The Met said 942 arrests had been made in Operation Eternal so far, with 784 of those charged and 426 convicted.
Three tons of Class A and B drugs and 49 guns were also seized by the force.
Naki Aslan, 39, a high-ranking gang member, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for conspiring to import in excess of 20kg of heroin and cocaine as part of the operation.
Officers discovered Aslan had an encrypted phone and used the EncroChat handle ‘junglecookie’ to arrange drug transactions.
Messages were also found showing Aslan attempted to source a firearm, a Makarov pistol, to shoot a business associate in May 2020.
The EncroChat messages from Aslan read: ‘You got anyone to fire a couple of shots? From the waist down but urgent. I wanna get him popped ASAP.’
In the UK-wide Operation Venetic, 3,100 suspects were arrested and 1,867 charged, with 7,000 mobile devices collected and around 18 million messages logged.
Detective Chief Inspector Driss Hayoukane, senior investigating officer for Operation Eternal, said there were significant trials coming up with some ‘iconic’ criminals and the force was still working ‘at a pace’ to make more arrests, with the operation ongoing.
Commander Brogden said the Met was working with the Home Office to look at whether a new legislative framework was needed for encrypted platforms going forward.
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