Category: Phoenix

Dead-drop housing: Part 2, the surcharge

16 June, 2009 (09:18) | Immigration, Phoenix, Remittances, Slums, US News, Value chain |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   The amazing race starts here   In yesterday’s post, we followed the Phoenix police (via a horrifying Wall Street Journal article), as they intercepted a human smuggling ring funneling illegal immigrants on the northbound flyway into the jobs of America.   Finding a way in is only the beginning […]

Dead-drop housing: Part 1, the value chain

15 June, 2009 (10:20) | Immigration, Phoenix, Remittances, Slums, US News, Value chain |

Essential to the tradecraft of espionage is the dead drop.  When Person A has something to convey to Person B without making direct contact, or even necessarily knowing who Person B is, the parties can use a dead drop.  A pre-specified location – a tree bole, a fake rock on the front porch, a sneaker […]