UK: “Metropolitan Police” gang brags of record $249 million cryptocurrency theft

Source: KTVZ 21 News

“Almost £180 million ($249 million) in cryptocurrency has been [stolen] by London’s Metropolitan Police — the biggest [theft] in the UK, the force said. The [theft] is thought to be one of the largest globally, the Met Police said, and comes just weeks after police [stole] £114 million ($158 million) of cryptocurrency in June. The [thefts] were made by the force’s economic crime command, after pursuing intelligence received about the transfer of criminal assets, a press statement said Tuesday. The [thefts] formed part of an ongoing investigation into international money laundering.” (07/13/21)