Saturday, July 25, 2020

Glasgow drugs kingpin ‘Big Poppa’ nailed through EncroChat

Darren Collin, 29, ‘Big Poppa’ is feeling the pain after a £1.3m cocaine and heroin bust that flattened his organization. Collin is connected to the notorious Lyons gang and Dublin’s Kinahan cartel. Big Poppa was one of the first criminals convicted after the encrypted network EncroChat was hacked by authorities.

His role in the huge drug supply operation was blown apart by experts who decoded his texts to gang members. EncroChat was a Europe-based communications network and service provider. Police infiltrated the network between March and June 2020. The service had around 60,000 subscribers at the time of its closure.
At least 800 arrests have been made across Europe as of mid July 2020.