During a national police action from the police in the Netherlands and Belgium, 75 house searches were carried out and 30 people were arrested after investigation services had managed to crack encrypted messages via the "Sky ECC" message service from various criminal organizations.
28 firearms have been seized in Rotterdam, says the OM. According to the OM, thousands of kilos of drugs were seized, drug labs dismantled and 43 people arrested in previous actions in the context of the same investigation.
Since February of this year, investigative services have been able to monitor -likely via a server that they had taken over- the messages that suspects sent via Sky ECC. As a result, “dozens of planned serious violent crimes, including kidnappings, liquidations and shootings,” said the National Prosecutor’s Office in a press release.