Need for additional capabilities for SIGINT, IMINT, OSINT to facilitate LEAs’ information analysis units
Technological advancements in the fields of Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Image Intelligence (IMINT), and Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) should be exploited to help competent authorities in their fight against drug smuggling. SIGINT not only can be used to gather intelligence by intercepting signals and electronic communications on the routes of transporting drugs, but it can also be deployed to process, and extract data related to cryptocurrencies. IMINT can be used for surveillance of drug transporting routes. Also, GIS products can be used to analyse the available data from the geographical point of view. Finally, OSINT can be used to gather information about the OCG members and involved companies.