MS13 in Honduras Gets Creative With Video Surveillance

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An MS13 cell wired several Honduran neighbourhoods on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula with surveillance cameras — an inventive use of technology to perform an age-old gang function. The monitoring system, consisting of nine cameras placed on store rooftops and electrical poles, was discovered in the city’s northern sector, police said in a news release. The cameras were connected to a router, allowing gang members to view the video streams on their tablets, phones and computers. The cameras were strategically placed to monitor “entrances and exits,” National Police spokesman Jair Meza told InSight Crime.

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