In September 2004 six men (5 from London detective agency and one a serving Metropolitan Police officer) were arrested for the alleged illegal interception of private phone calls carried out for the detective agency.
The Met said the arrest occurred following a tip-off by BT earlier in the year.
DCS Steve Gwilliam who ran the Anti-Corruption Command said: “Where serving police officers are suspected of being involved in any type of corruption, we will not hesitate to make arrests. Anyone who betrays the honesty and integrity of their police colleagues by committing crimes can expect for themselves and those who commit crimes with them to be dealt with firmly by the Metropolitan Police.”
The Met also thanked BT for the company’s help in the investigation.
A spokesman for BT said: “BT alerted police in the interests of its customers and the integrity of its network following the discovery of a number of illegal intercepts.”
Only two years earlier BT staff were involved in a similar incident