Mexico to tap phones on all major networks

16 Jan 2006

Agencia Federal de Investigaciones (AFI) is teaming up with the US State Department to deploy a nationwide electronic surveillance system in Mexico, to enable the AFI to monitor phone conversations and online messages from every telecoms network in the country. According to online news site Narcosphere, the system is designed to help prevent ‘acts of major federal crimes in Mexico that include narcotics trafficking and terrorism’.