In Mazatlan Sinaloa (in northwestern Mexico) suspected hitmen were caught firing at the video surveillance cameras in the area.
In a recording published on social networks, two gunmen are seen targeting the network, while vehicles circulate in the area. The video was made by a person who was passing through the site.
Mazatlán, one of the tourist places controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel, is disputed by at least three splits of the organization led by Ismael Zambada García, the “May” and Los Chapitos, sons of Joaquín the “Chapo” Guzman.
The narco, the eye that sees everything
The narco-antennas have become a headache for the authorities, because through them, the drug cartels have installed a hidden telecommunications system that allow you to coordinate drug delivery, kidnapping, extortion and other crimes with the immediacy of a modern police agency.
Also known as “parasitic antennas” are an indispensable tool for criminal organizations, as they are often encrypted and, unlike common cellular networks, the location cannot be easily identified.
According to the UK news agency, ReutersFor this system, the drug traffickers use the cell towers of important companies in Mexico, many of them installed in rural areas. At the foot of the tower, the cartels place a base station, which generates radio waves, usually hidden in a suitcase or in a refrigerator to protect from the sun. Higher up they install parasitic antennas to project the signal.
The Zetas, a bloody Mexican cartel that took control of the Mexican states in 2005, have used radio equipment to broadcast threats on the frequencies of the balances, as has the Sinaloa Cartel, on October 17, during the liberation of Ovidio Guzman.
At least until recently, the cartels control their people by computers that allow them to exercise complex control of radio signals, allowing them to direct their telecommunications to specific radios without others listening.
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