Nice to know that the FBI or the DEA cannot listen in.Unlike cell phones, which are expensive, traceable, and easily tapped, radio equipment is cheap, easy to set up, and more secure.
Uh-huh. :roll:He also hijacked radio repeaters—devices that receive and boost radio signals—from companies like Nextel and reprogrammed the equipment to use the cartel’s preselected, low-volume frequencies.
:roll: along with solar powered cells to power those repeaters on top of those "Remote" mountains in...of all places.....South America. No so expensive radios - Motorola Trbos.....that can be monitored. Nice to know that those "anonymous" towers did not stand out, and could not be marked for destruction by Military / Anti-Drug units.Expanding into more remote areas, like the jungle in southern Veracruz state, was more technically challenging: Towers had to be built atop high vantage points—a volcano’s summit, for example—to ensure surrounding hills or other natural obstacles didn’t block transmissions.
And aerial drones are not vulnerable? Drug drone goes up, and Mexico and the U.S. lets it happen?Cartel-deployed aerial drones and sophisticated data-mining software that tracks law-enforcement patterns and predicts ideal smuggling schedules and routes may not be far off. Such a nightmare scenario, if realized, will have started with humble beginnings: an anonymous shop owner armed with only a radio.
Very interesting article. Thanks for posting!
Neither did I.Although I already thought of the Cartels using a sophisticated communication network, I never dreamed it would be this detailed.
Yep. It is called "Couriers". No way for Law Enforcement to intercept their messages.thought of the Cartels using a sophisticated communication network
Never gonna happen.Of course, if America decided to legalize cannabis
More proof positive that encryption is being used for either criminal purposes or to infringe on us monitors: fun; most Mexicans can't afford a digital scanner much less the computers and software to break this encryption. Had the Nazis been around today they would have hearded the Jews onto the trains while carrying Motorola digital handhelds.
Neither did I.
Yep. It is called "Couriers". No way for Law Enforcement to intercept their messages.
Never gonna happen.
FF - Medic !!!
Legalization of marijuana will mean no control over whom will have access to it....like teens and children. Underage drinking and alcohol poisoning happens a lot. Imagine the legalization of marijuana, the other numerous associated problems. This don't include the "young" who will obtain marijuana by theft...or other illegal means.I disagree. It is only a matter of time. "This bud's for you."
That is why jurisdictions all over the country are banning "K2" and other synthetic marijuanaIt will happen, maybe not in our lifetime but slowly it will be either decriminalized or managed via fines.
It would be a cash crop, a money maker, game changer if anyone had the guts in govt to admit defeat.
In my opinion, there is a significant difference between a child being allowed to smoke cannabis and drink alcohol. The latter is a physically-addicting substance. Both, are highly inappropriate for the underdeveloped brain.Legalization of marijuana will mean no control over whom will have access to it....like teens and children. Underage drinking and alcohol poisoning happens a lot. Imagine the legalization of marijuana, the other numerous associated problems. This don't include the "young" who will obtain marijuana by theft...or other illegal means.
It is one thing.....in my belief to have underage people drink, it is another to let them have access to marijuana.
When I was in high schools, underage drinking occurred, but it never got out of hand, and there was never an incident where an ambulance had to be called. I guess as future generations happen to make their way up the seniority ladder of society......they are less careful. Underage drinking when I grew up, but people enjoyed the party and either crashed at the party location, or crawled in their tent and went to sleep.
I lost one classmates my sophomore or junior year to D.W.I - her brother was at fault, but he was over eighteen, and knew better. As I recall, he was driving, and he survived. His sister in the passenger side seat ( my classmate ) was pronounced dead on scene. She happened to be one heck of a ball player.
Legalization of Marijuana is not the answer. Although it is not as potent as other drugs, it still creates and mass produces problems.
And although marijuana is a problem...it is not the "big" concern that it was in the 80's and early 90's. PCP - Heroin - Cocaine - Meth....and a host of others catches the eye of Law Enforcement now. Local and Federal Law Enforcement have bigger drug problems than "Weed". Legalizing marijuana would create a larger headache that is not needed for citizens and police.
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