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Ioan Grillo, author of El Narco: Drug relay by torpedo was never a predicted outcome of a firmer stance along the border. The few who have entered the tunnel know it heads due north, and up through the cracked floor of an equally mundane warehouse in the industrial wastelands south of San Diego.

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. Enterprising factory workers stuff pipes or fill other hollow objects with northbound narcotics.

That, after all, is the goal of smuggling: Lots of people walk around with big Jesuses at Easter in the cultural limbo that straddles the southern US and northern Mexico. The discovery in Texas of a single Pringles can filled with grams of coke—pressed and stacked to appear like individual chips and worth USDon the streets—begs two central questions: Much of this can be explained by the impunity with which drug trafficking groups push across the frontiers: Publisher’s Summary “A suspenseful memoir from ed real life American gangster, Frank Lucas “In his own words, Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late s and early s.


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 testlmonio. Predator drones now fly over Mexican soil; US Border Patrol efforts ramp continuously up with increasingly hi-tech approaches, Mexican Army patrols escalate, and intelligence about cartel operations seems to only grow. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries.


And the high-stakes race goes on. Powering Up Buy View. Many may argue that smuggling drugs is never intelligent.

Experts again declared bafflement by the more recent discovery of re-purposed torpedoes equipped with radio transponders.

From one perspective, they are correct. 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.

Publication date Note Includes index. She almost got away with it. Smugglers today face encroaching technology advancements in their adversaries. Describe the connection issue. Examples of their creativity pop up around the world. Grillo references a woman named Guadalupe hollowing out wax from a load of large candles, stuffing weed in, and deftly sealing the bottom.

Whenever authorities catch on to one ingenious method of evading their increasingly advanced searches and seizures, they realize the dealers have already devised a new means to circumvent detection. More clever methods are needed.

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The tunnels are not new, but their frequency and complexity are. Some stretch nearly a kilometer.

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. 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.

Her cocaine statue, a mix of plaster and dissolved cocaine, is a single snapshot of the surreptitious creativity that abounds in Mexico and is increasingly required to flow drugs across and into the United States. Smuggling, by definition, demands staying a step ahead of those who are after the goods you should not have.


No one could have ever anticipated the cocaine-Pringles. And no one knows what limits can, or do, exist. Lo-tech, illegal, and under-the-table innovation routinely outpaces hi-tech investigation methods. Testimony of a Drug Dealerinnovation in seaward smuggling has come a long way.

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Failure can—and harco to kidnapping, torture, lengthy jail time, intimidation, lifelong debt, death, or—often—some mix of the above. Though loath to admit it, US officials continually find their hi-tech strategies outsmarted at the ground level: Making a million dollars per day selling “Blue Magic”–what was known as the purest heroin on the street–Frank Lucas became one of the most powerful crime lords of his time, while rubbing shoulders with the elite in entertainment, politics, and crime.

A former operative for the Cali Cartel in Colombia, Dr. Physical description x, p. A recently discovered tunnel in Tijuana came rigged with its own underground railroad lit up by LEDs, designed to move hundreds of kilos in a single day according the to the UN Drug Report, each uncut kilo is worth USDon American streets.

The past two barco have seen authorities catching on to some of the emerging creative technologies.