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Mexican Gov't Shuts Down Zetas' Secret Cell Network 300

Posted by timothy
from the misallocation-writ-very-very-large dept.
Miniaturized stealth submarines purpose-built for smuggling are an impressive example of how much technological ingenuity is poured into evading the edicts of contemporary drug prohibition. Even more impressive to me, though, is news of the communications network that was just shut down by Mexican authorities, which covered much of northern Mexico. The system is attributed to the Zetas drug cartel, and consisted of equipment in four Mexican border states. "The military confiscated more than 1,400 radios, 2,600 cell phones and computer equipment during the operation, as well as power supplies including solar panels, according the Defense Department," says the article. Too bad — a solar-powered, visually unobtrusive, encrypted cell network sounds like something I'd like to sign up for. NPR also has a story.
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Mexican Gov't Shuts Down Zetas' Secret Cell Network

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 03, 2011 @07:21PM (#38253338)

    At least a couple of guys in this zeta thing is far from being a thug.

    I mean.. entire fucking cell networks... submarines and shit. You gotta give some credit to them for that.

    Yes, hanging severed heads from traffic signs ain't cool, but they have a pretty nice amount of technology.

    They should tell this guys there's great climate for planting coca on mars and we'll be there next month.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 04, 2011 @05:55AM (#38255926)

    it's admitting their wrong.

    Fascinating. This is floating between "they're wrong" and "their wrongs". And it's awesome because of it.

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat. -- Ambrose Bierce