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Operation Ironside Ramps Up

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Criminal investigators warned criminals who have used the ANoM platform that they will be caught.

Well over 100 South Australians have now been charged as part of international Operation Ironside, after evidence of illegal activity has emerged from the encrypted communication platform, ranging from conspiracy to murder and bashings to money laundering and drug dealing.

Two more men have been arrested and charged this week, a 43-year-old from Banksia Park and a 28-year-old man from Woodville Park.

Police allege the pair were involved in trafficking large commercial quantities of methylamphetamine between May and October 2020.

The Woodville Park man is also alleged to have trafficked a handgun in May 2021.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Macrae, from Serious & Organised Crime Branch said on Monday that Task Force Ironside continue to investigate the use of AN0M and review the ANoM messaging.

"Today’s arrests should serve as reminder to users of the ANoM platform that their criminality will be fully investigated," Acting Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Macrae said.

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