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Michael Townsend, drug dealer, 'SacredMask' brought down by secret EncroChat messages

Updated: Feb 27, 2021

Michael Townsend is the latest criminal to be jailed after police hacked the encrypted messaging service last year.

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A drug dealer using the name "SacredMask" was brought down after his secret EncroChat messages were hacked by police.

Michael Townsend is the latest Merseyside man to be jailed as a result of the huge international police operation targeting criminals who used a mobile encryption service.

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The 26-year-old, from Grant Road in Huyton, was arrested in June 2020 after messages from his handle spoke about the multi-kilo supply of cannabis to a number of different people.

Townsend is believed to have made a significant amount of money by supplying the drugs to other dealers before his arrest.

At Liverpool Crown Court, on Tuesday, he was convicted of conspiracy to supply cannabis and acquire/use/possess criminal property and sentenced to six years in prison.

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Last week 42-year-old James Duckworth, who went by the handle 'AtomicMantis' and nickname 'Silky', was exposed as the 'UK head of distribution' for a multi-million pound drug plot by his EncroChat messages.

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