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Z40: The U.S. Assisted in the Capture of Miguel Treviño

Friday, July 19, 2013 |

Borderland Beat posted

To capture Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, El Z-40, leader of Los Zetas, the elements of the Navy (Semar) had support from a avión no tripulado (better known as a drone), owned by U.S. agencies operating these flying objects since 2004 on the border with Mexico.

During his mission, the sailors had precise details of the narco boss using wiretapping equipment and tracking software, called Finfisher/Finspy, and Hunter Punta Tracking/Locksys, revealed officials involved in national security cabinet.


The sources pointed out that the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency) provided information to the Mexican government that could establish the areas of Treviño Morales operations and learn about their group in areas such as Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Tamaulipas, while the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, for its acronym in English) lent one of their drones, which monitors and collects data which is then processed in databases in California, Arizona and Texas.

Intelligence work made it possible to define the mobility of the marina, the routes by which he was traveling, schedules and the number of escorts that Treviño Morales was transported from one area to another, said respondents.


The drone has infrared cameras that allow filming in the dark, and two motors generate no noise detectable at levels of thousand feet, plus they have the capacity to conduct over flights for several hours and remote transmission equipment, allowing them to follow without being discovered.
A similar plane was used by ICE in Mexico in February 2011, to locate the murderers of his agent Jaime Zapata, who was attacked along with one of his companions by members of Los Zetas on the Mexico-Queretaro highway.

The sources said that the capture device was set in a few hours and had covered the route of transit for Z-40, which is why they could encircle him and capture him without resistance.
 

The sailors were aided by the FinFisher/Finspy software, allowing them to locate moving targets using GPS systems, which enabled the use of encrypted communications, which can be transmitted from any computer.

The developer of FinFisher/Finspy is the British company Gamma International Ltd., is a spy program allowing computers to intercept communications, emails and all communication.


 The Hunter Punta Tracking/Locksys is a satellite tracking system for vehicles based on GPS technology, cell phones and the Internet, which enables a vehicle to be followed.

Treviño Morales is still detained in facilities of the Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (Seido), in hopes that they this Friday will define his status and be consigned to a federal judge. 
Source: Jornada

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Anonymous said...

Z40 was sniching and EL Chapo was Bossing.

Anonymous said...

I hope he has another spy probe put on him this being stuck up his ass

Anonymous said...

Chivis he is not at the SEIDO anymore, he was transferred by helicopter earlier today to a maximum security prison by SEMAR, the name of the prison has not been disclosed yet.

Anonymous said...

why are they giving this away. it's just gonna make it easier for these guys to avoid detection. loose lips sink ships.

Anonymous said...

Puro Badiraguato compa!!

Anonymous said...

I bett they got another drone rite in chapos ass and wen he's no longer useful ( juss like z40) he will get caught narcos mist be running scared about this drones lol

Anonymous said...

Just read in Milenio it's confirmed he has been transferred to el Altiplano prison, in Almoloya de Juárez.

John said...

Here is more information regarding the FinFisher program used:

http://wikileaks.org/spyfiles/files/0/289_GAMMA-201110-FinSpy.pdf

Anonymous said...

I stated as much when Z3 got smoked. America just got bin Laden.
Chapó is next along with el Mayo.
Zetas went first because they where right on the border.
They (Zetas) got left connectless after Z3 died. 40 must of just plugged then got popped. Columbians won't float no dope to Omar anytime soon.

Chapó may be protected by hi ups, but we are seeing a pattern of cooperation between the US and Mexican Navy. Running a multi-billion $$ a year business, one has to reach out from time to time...

~Spectator

Anonymous said...

I bet they just hate those pesky drones like the pakistani militants do.they are some badass pieces of equipment and you really cant escape them.a narcos worst nightmare

Anonymous said...

With this level of sophistication in technology, the question that begs to be answered regards how any cartel can really exist unless the government is complicit.

Anonymous said...

the predator drone that located z40 should have just sent in a missile then we wouldn't have to go through all this prison b.s. the u.s. intelligence is a lot smarter than everyone thinks. your prepaid phones are even tapped so watch out the u.s. is listening.

Anonymous said...

The US has informants. That's how they can get to his car to put a GPS tracker on it. That's also how they can infect whatever phones they are using over wifi. Then the drone circles above for months following his movements.

Finspy I find it hard to believe Zetas would be so careless as to use commercial blackberries and other insecure equipment. It only works on stock devices, not if you have a custom built Android device with no remote updates and play store app ripped out. I'm pretty sure Z would be using encrypted radios they set up themselves, not even touching cellphones. I seem to recall their illegal radio towers all over N. Mexico

Anonymous said...

Of course the US government is complicit, there is lots of money in the narco trade, much of it ends up in our banks to later be loaned out at high interest rates. That money is used to prop up our economy.

Anonymous said...

He'll probably do 10 years in prison then come out to become president of Mexico. That's how stupid they are down there in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

They listen to whoever they want to and when they want to including u.s citizens just ask snowden that one.the u.s is never gonna let him leave that moscow airport cause of what he has to say about this.the narcos are payin sombody cause theres no escaping the technology nowdays.that guy was right if they had sent an armed predator drone there wouldnt have been anything left of z40 which didnt sound like a bad idea with that piece of shit

Anonymous said...

Big Brother is watching all of us. Like that song used to say: "Nowhere to run to baby, nowhere to hide!". 1984 and Brave New World is now a reality!

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a predator drone, it was a scout drone. You idiot

Anonymous said...

God bless the USA.

Anonymous said...

Viva Los Estados Unidos de América.

Anonymous said...

USA the greatest country on earth. Ask all the stinking illegal immigrants that are willing to die just to live here.

Anonymous said...

Hecho in USA

Anonymous said...

The US knows where all these Guys are. Chapo, El Azul, 42 all of them. They study u for months on end and they pluck U out when they deem it appropriate. Much as the US has sophisticated Equipment to Spy all over the Narco structures nothing can beat HUMAN INTELLIGENCE. Case in point: Osama, Saddam, Gadaffi, Jonas Savimbi (Angola), AL Na...something the American Born loudmouth Cleric they hit in Yemen etc. As for the Syrian President, its just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

la marrana panzona estate esperando un baby del chalk...

Anonymous said...

Shut the fuck up

Anonymous said...

I know thats why I never get a phone under my name.

Anonymous said...

Viva los estados robados de america.

Anonymous said...

Ha haha! LoL

Anonymous said...

Simon.

Anonymous said...

Puro guasave !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Zetas.need political support to stay afloat, el H will take over regardless, because z42 wont last without his brother

Anonymous said...

If you follow the law of the land then you have nothing to worry about.Big brother technology Will only get worse in the future,they Will know everything about you.They are currently working on predictive Tracking.once you are Tracked,the technology can predict your future location.It's slowly becoming like the movie Minority Report.

Anonymous said...

Chapo is a punk. Fuck sinaloa

Anonymous said...

Puro Lambe huevos!

Anonymous said...

How bout u go over there and try to take your draws off to look down and find out they have already taken them off.

Anonymous said...

Puro sau-west y cali conecta controla.

realist said...

Reality is anyone can be tracked and you can't avoid it even if you wanted to. You are in the dark about the level of invasive technology is at work everyday. Its a billion dollar business that hundreds of companies ate involved in.

Anonymous said...

No, we just swim across the river to get your gringuitas bonitas while you're getting higher than the moon smoking dope. Güeritas mucho buenotas y bonitas.

Anonymous said...

That sucks ass !!

Anonymous said...

The el chapo dude is the man I heard.

Anonymous said...

Nieto is on Chapos payroll.

Anonymous said...

@12:19 a.m if u could actually read it said IF and if being the operative word here they HAD sent in a armed drone there wouldnt have been anything left.so before calling someone an idiot LEARN TO READ FIRST!!!

Anonymous said...

The drug war will still remain among the Mexican cartels, new leaders will just be set to replace the captured or deceased. For example el Z-40 took over Heriberto Lazcano, and now his successor will be his brother Omar Trevino Morales Z-42.It will not matter if they legalize drugs what they are fighting for is territory. Mexico's system is all messed up their head officials, politicians matter of fact most of their government just for money, protection, or threats. The USA is helping to ensure the war does not reach into the bordering states and cause more harm. I love the United States and Mexico and their effort, hard work, etc... But this war will never end.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha the U.s is as sold as mexico how does it feel to work for a mexican el chapos is Obamas boss like it or not he moves money and money equals power... There just cleaning the way for chapos people and hes not the first mexican to buy the americans just ask el numero#1 Rafael Caro Quintero he even ofered to buy mexico debt lol thats how much u people know !!!

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah them drones are coming chapo!!

Anonymous said...

If the USA wanted to kill any of the Narcos, they would. They know where they are and could execute operations to do so. However, this would not solve the Narco problem, all it would do is create a power vacuum.

When Mexico has jobs for its people, the allure of the Narco realm will disappear. Until then, it won't. Killing leaders and the like does nothing for the long term problem.

Anonymous said...

Half of the people commenting on here know very little about Mexico's drug war, the cartels their leaders, their territories, laws, the U.S. foreign policy, and their contribution on Mexico's war on drugs. Much less their own states senators and representatives. Ignorant!

Anonymous said...

Unless any of you work for an organization/ cartel then you have no idea what goes on . Don't believe everything your read . Most of u people are no lives have no clue what goes on . So let us work no s ur own buisness . We know what we do and how we do it . I like how some of
U think I know everything .

Anonymous said...

yes i work for a cartel & yes we are monkeys & i dont enjoy it & i been thinking about narcing and helping the Americans ' my family are in America now' eating tacos & coca cola?

Anonymous said...

hahahaha good on ya cartel losers Lol

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