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