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Satellites to Streamline U.S. Intelligence Agency Narcotics Trafficking Operations

cryptogon.com [1]
Friday, May 22, 2009

That’s not a misleading headline for those of us who have been paying attention. But then again, how many people have ever of SEASPRAY? This looks like an updated version of SEASPRAY [2], which is part of how Barry Seal was able to move tons of drugs into the U.S. [3]

It’s helpful to make sure that the Left hand knows what the Right hand is doing when it comes to Uncle $cam’s drug running operations. My guess is that the use of the satellites will make this much easier. The cops are there to bust the upstarts, not the others.

Via: U.S. News and World Report [4]:

From high above the Earth, the U.S. intelligence community is using satellites to track the activities of drug cartels operating along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Pictures from space are being used along with other intelligence to pinpoint Mexican narcotics operations and anticipate smuggling attempts into the United States, said R. Scott Zikmanis, a deputy director of operations with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Federal officials say an eye in space adds one more tool in an ever-expanding technological arsenal aimed at defending the border from narcotics traffickers, human smugglers and terrorists.

If a satellite picks up on activities by drug runners, U.S. authorities could then transmit information to agents along the border.

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In turn American authorities could notify their Mexican counterparts to a stash-house location or use the intelligence to calculate when and where loads of drugs may be coming across the border, Zikmanis said. “Is it possible? Of course it is,” Zikmanis said. “Is it practical? Yes.”

Full article here [1]