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The FBI Busts Phantom Secure CEO for Allegedly Selling Encrypted Phones to Gangs, Drug Cartels

The FBI has arrested the owner of Phantom Secure, one of a number of phone companies that it claims sells customized BlackBerry and Android devices for use in international criminal organizations. Continue reading The FBI Busts Phantom Secure CEO for Allegedly Selling Encrypted Phones to Gangs, Drug Cartels

Gang Leader Warns Against Wearing Nike Cortez

An indictment unsealed in federal court in Boston on Thursday includes guidelines for members of the MS-13 gang on what sneakers not to wear. Court papers describe a December 2015 meeting held by leadership of the gang’s “East Coast Program” that was secretly recorded by the government. During that meeting, Edwin Manica Flores, the alleged leader of the MS-13 East Coast Program, instructed members not to wear the Nike Cortez, a shoe associated with the gang.

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