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Episode 25: The Encrochat phone hack and why no one has been busted in Ireland

We look at how authorities hacked gangland's phone network of choice and what the fallout has been in Europe and the UK

Nicola Tallant investigates why no one in Ireland has been busted on foot on the Europe-wide Encrochat hack

Nicola Tallant

It was the phone hack that rocked the underworld and led to thousands of arrests and record breaking seizures of drugs, guns and dirty money.

Yet, Ireland has little to show from the massive Encrochat investigation despite being one of the country’s to receive the shared intelligence from Europol.

One year after French police cracked the code and began to listen in to gangland's phone network of choice, the ripple effects are still being felt by organised crime and every week networks continue to be targeted and drug labs shut down on foot of the information garnered.

In this week’s Crime World investigates podcast we look at how the hack happened despite promises that the phone network was the gold standard for criminals and what the fallout has been in Europe and closer to home in Northern Ireland and the UK.

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