Organized Crime & Gangs

The CTO for Mexico’s Bloodiest Cartel Built a Shadow Network with Two-Way Radios

“It became clear that the store was likely a front, and its owner, who operated under the handle ‘Technico,’ was in fact Del Toro Estrada, according to the US District Court Southern District of Texas – Houston Division. The shop wasn’t any old radio shack, and Del Toro Estrada was anything but a marquee capo. But here was a guy who almost single-handedly took Mexican organized crime into the information age, and whose shop was essentially the nerve center of the so-called Narco Radio, a clandestine telecommunications network that covers most of Mexico. Del Toro Estrada was the admin at the controls of a resilient radio mesh that for all we know still allows untold thousands of drug dealers, runners, assassins, and kidnappers to talk to one another and organize their organized crime.”

Source:The CTO for Mexico’s Bloodiest Cartel Built a Shadow Network with Two-Way Radios | Motherboard

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