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Narco packaged with RFID tags

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Flood the narcotics market with specially packaged narcotics with RFID tags or some sort of location identifier which can remotely traced. This will help in finding the distribution channels as the package changes hands till it reaches the end user.
VJW, Feb 22 2011


       Seems to me this would require the cooperation of the producers, or the earliest links in the supply chain.   

       I doubt they'd be prepared to help out with a plan like this.
Wrongfellow, Feb 22 2011

       Yeah but you could, like, _trick_ them or something...
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2011

       Start with tobacco, its supply chain would be easier to integrate with.
pocmloc, Feb 22 2011

       I'd vote for that. I'd like to be able to buy from higher up the supply chain.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2011

       Better idea, flood the narcotics market with marked/tagged bills and watch where they end up. Except this is already done.   

       Especially since narcotics are typically re-packaged in smaller and smaller quantities every step of the way, and transmitters are unlikely to make this journey along with the drugs.
MechE, Feb 22 2011

       Anyway, isn’t market manipulation through flooding the market generally considered a bad thing in liberal western democracies?
pocmloc, Feb 22 2011

       Probably easily defeated by any sort of RFID tag sniffer.
RayfordSteele, Feb 22 2011

       [Wf] why ? simply pretend to be one..sell at cheaper rates to gain entry into market.
VJW, Feb 23 2011

       //I'd like to be able to buy from higher up the supply chain.// - which makes me think: is it legal grow your own tobacco, for your own consumption?
hippo, Feb 23 2011

       //simply pretend to be one//   

       Would they trust you?   

       //is it legal grow your own tobacco, for your own consumption?//   

       Here in the UK, yes it is, but you still have to pay tax on it.
Wrongfellow, Feb 23 2011


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