The FBI had to run its Anom encrypted phone company just like any other, a former Department of Justice official who worked on the case told Motherboard.
The defendants thought they worked for Anom, an encrypted phone company marketed to criminals. But the FBI was in control, and now the DOJ is charging them.
‘A lot of high level drug traffickers have been caught for months and are only finding out today,’ an official told VICE World News.
The plot was apparently hatched over beers between Australian police and the FBI.
New court records detail how the FBI turned encrypted phone company 'Anom' into a honeypot for organized crime.