Driebergen – On Tuesday, March 14, His Majesty the King paid a working visit to the National Criminal Investigation Service, part of the National Unit, with Minister Yesilgöz-Zegerius of Justice and Security. This investigation service, together with other police units, combats, among other things, cross-border serious organized crime, cybercrime and terrorism, which pose a threat to a safe society and democratic rule of law.
During the working visit, the Approach to Criminal Power Structures (ACM) was central. The King and the minister were shown how the High Tech Crime Team can monitor encrypted communication – cryptocommunication data – between criminals. They also spoke with analysts from the National Information Organization and public prosecutors about data analysis and intelligence, which are essential in the detection and tackling of criminal power structures and for other police units. The close cooperation in this approach between the National Criminal Investigation Service and the National Public Prosecutor’s Office also emerged during the visit.
Experts in the implementation further explained how the intercepted cryptocommunication data ultimately leads to detection and arrests. An example is the recent dismantling of a crypto communication service, Exclu, where several people were immediately arrested during a day of action. The joint approach to criminal power structures enables criminal networks to be dismantled, disrupted and suspects prosecuted.
The King regularly pays working visits together with a minister or state secretary. During these visits, the King is shown, on the basis of concrete examples, the effects of the minister’s policy in practice.
Information source: Politie.nl