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Smuggling, by fel, demands staying a step ahead of those who are after the goods you should not have. Though loath to admit it, US officials continually find their hi-tech strategies outsmarted at the ground level: Dozens of similar tunnels were discovered in alone, and more than since Other tunnels include specially rigged hydraulic pumps.
From one perspective, they are correct. Lots of people walk around with big Jesuses at Easter in the cultural limbo that straddles the southern US and northern Mexico. Suitcases have been found not full of cocaine, but made of cocaine, and fully functional.
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Some stretch nearly a kilometer. Skip to search Skip to main content. Frank Lucas realized that in order to gain the kind of success he craved he would have to break the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York. El Cerebro One key ingredient in the intrepid fight for evasion is a little known caste of the drug underworld called the cerebros, or brains. Publication date Note Includes index. Whenever authorities catch on to one ingenious method of espejisom their increasingly advanced searches and seizures, they realize the dealers have already devised a new means to circumvent detection.
These pumps can rapidly displace thousands of liters of ground water just long enough for runners to pass a shipment northwards and cross back under the border themselves. And drug smuggling, more than any other underground industry, has embraced naroc absurd and ingenious in the attempt to move lucrative and illicit products.
Outside of some high profile busts, the quantity of drugs on the streets of the United States has remained relatively constant despite a decades-long, multi-billion-dollar drug war. The few who have entered e tunnel know it heads due north, and up through the cracked floor of an equally mundane warehouse in the industrial wastelands south narck San Diego.
Stupid though the decision may be to haul drugs, the methods of movement are anything but. No one has accurate answers to either question.
SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Xe, something about this woman did—and for good reason. A man with a broken leg which authorities suspect he or his colleagues deliberately fractured fashioned a functional cast out of the same blow destined to be snorted off a flat surface near you.
The past two years have seen authorities catching on to some of the emerging creative technologies. A former operative for the Cali Cartel in Colombia, Dr.
L83 A3 Unknown. After his arrest, Federal Judge Sterling Johnson, the special narcotics prosecutor in New York at the time of Lucas’ crimes, called Lucas and his operation “one of the most outrageous international dope-smuggling gangs ever, an innovator who got his own connections outside the U. Ioan Grillo, author of El Narco: These are multi-million-dollar underground networks, created covertly with professional machinery under the guidance of top-end engineers or architects who have been pulled—willing or not—to the dark side.
Like an underworld version of the savants who channel their ingenuity into pocket electronics in Silicon Valley or disease-busting in Atlanta, creativity is behind this.
And behind that creativity are drug smugglers. Examples of their creativity pop up around the world.
Though now an author, he played a part in selling the submarine idea to cartel bosses at the time and explains in his book El Espejismo del Diablo: The days of tucking a kilo of blow under a sweater and catching the redeye from Bogota to LA are largely over, and the few who are caught are punished for their brash idiocy. That said, it is equally hard to read the narco news sites and blogs and not be impressed by the feats of design and technology emerging from the clandestine labs of their underworld.