Mexican Cartels Enslave Engineers to Build Radio Network
By Robert Beckhusen
Wired.com, November 1, 2012
One gruesome side effect of the rise of large drug cartels in Mexico is personal safety of engineers. The Zeta cartel, one of the largest criminal organizations, built and maintains a radio network through kidnapping and enslaving computer and network engineers. Engineers and technicians from IBM and ICA Fluor Daniel have gone missing over the past four years, never to be heard from again. Despite efforts from the Mexican military to locate and dismantle radio towers, cartels continue to add new ones in even more remote areas.