OPERATION CHEMOSH: HOW ENCRYPTED CHAT GROUPS EXCHANGED EMOJI “STICKERS” OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
December 11, 2019
A successful operation in encrypted chat groups has been carried out by Policia Nacional of Spain. The investigation, begun in 2017 and led by the Central High Tech Crime Unit, has led to search and arrest actions in Spain, Italy and France.
In total there have been 33 investigations launched from Operation Chemosh with 26 of those begun in Spain. Notably the average age of those arrested in Spain is 22 due to many of those investigated being minors. Europol supported the investigation with analytical support, secure exchange