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How Stolen Smartphones End Up In The Hands Of Colombian Cartels

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Dec
2013

This article is part of a Huffington Post series exploring the global underground trade in stolen smartphones. Previous stories in the series can be found here. BOGOTA, Colombia — In the capital of a country notorious for drug trafficking, here was a familiar scene. Colombian police, acting on a tip from an informant, stopped a Chevy minivan leaving Bogota’s El Dorado Airport. They found what they were seeking in the back of the vehicle: dozens of boxes packed with precious contraband. But this seizure in the early hours of Sept. 26, 2012, did not involve cocaine or other illegal narcotics.

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