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posted by janrinok on Sunday March 02 2014, @07:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the gotcha dept.

dotdotdot writes:

"Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman used high-tech gadgetry to elude an international manhunt for 13 years.

Some of the communications equipment Guzman used was not generally available to consumers. The sophistication of the gear and Guzman's diligence deeply impressed investigators who were pursuing him. Among other practices, Guzman employed counter-surveillance scanners to detect transmitters hidden in rooms or carried by people with whom he was meeting.

The officials would not discuss the specific methods used over the last 13 years."

Ed's Note: There is more information in the article, although not in as much detail as I would have liked. Nevertheless, I would recommend giving it a read.

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by AnonTechie on Sunday March 02 2014, @09:10AM

    by AnonTechie (2275) on Sunday March 02 2014, @09:10AM (#9468) Journal

    The linked Associated Press story is very sparse on details. Except for this: Guzman employed counter-surveillance scanners to detect transmitters hidden in rooms or carried by people with whom he was meeting.

    It does not explain how he managed to elude the authorities for over 13 years ... Maybe somebody else will write a more detailed account of Guzman's escapades !!

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by beckett on Sunday March 02 2014, @06:33PM

    by beckett (1115) on Sunday March 02 2014, @06:33PM (#9695)

    not for lack of effort: likely the true story is hidden behind statements like:

    The officials would not discuss the specific methods used over the last 13 years.

    this is the same rhetoric that orbits the illegal methods employed by DEA et al. to shield their materials and methods via parallel construction [eff.org]. by the time we find out what surveillance techniques are current big brother has moved onto better technology [arstechnica.com].

  • (Score: 1) by Geotti on Sunday March 02 2014, @09:14PM

    by Geotti (1146) on Sunday March 02 2014, @09:14PM (#9742) Journal

    Maybe somebody else will write a more detailed account of Guzman's escapades !!

    If he's badass enough, he'll appear there, but I suspect, El Chapo will have a difficult time against Vassilis Paleokostas [badassoftheweek.com].