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Case Study

Photo location metadata was used to stop Nigerian drug lord’s operation

A Nigerian drug lord was caught trying to smuggle a significant quantity of methamphetamines out of the country. His phone was the only source of reliable evidence. Extracted mobile data identified his associates and the central location of his narcotics operation. 

2 main challenges:

  • Identify all drug cartel associates using mobile device data
  • Find the drug production and storage facility